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HELP GETTING MILK IN :)

Postby happypregmummy » Thu Mar 17, 2011 2:00 am

Hi ladies just a question i dont go into labour on my own i normally get induced so there for my milk is never in on time is there a way i can do something now to help my milk come through when i need it? like with my last i didnt even have colostrum come through so they had to feed him formula and i really want to bf this time thanks in advance for any help you can give me
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Postby kiwimama022789 » Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:49 am

What you could try once you get to 37 weeks (at least) is a pump before the baby comes, and it could help you go into labor a bit more naturally! Because breast stimulation can cause milk to come in and it also causes contractions. Good luck!
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Postby happypregmummy » Sun Mar 20, 2011 4:04 am

thanks hun i was wondering if i could do that i have a manual and electric pump is either ok?
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Postby fodla » Sun Mar 20, 2011 8:24 am

Both are fine.
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Postby Lynnjls » Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:49 am

As much skin to skin contact with babe as possible as soon as possible after delivery, pump and use a nursing aid VS formula.

Google Dr. Jack Newman breastfeeding, really good site with great info and videos!
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Postby DalesDaisy » Mon Apr 04, 2011 1:23 pm

Try to relax, put the baby on the boob as often as you can and drink TONS of water! ALso- consult an LC to check your latch.
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Postby PixieB » Wed Apr 06, 2011 3:36 am

Having had a caesarean at 27 weeks with no sign of labour; I still made milk and it came in at the right quantities and stages, just the same as a full termer natural birthing mama.

Practise hand expressing now. Check out Dr Sears for really good breastfeeding info. Expressing a drop or two isnt' going to kick you into full blown labour, and it can be really reassuring to know that your body is already making milk (you start making colostrum from about 20 weeks, I promise you, it's there) and that you can get that milk out.
Here's a couple of links on how to hand express:
http://www.askdrsears.com/html/2/t024900.asp
http://newborns.stanford.edu/Breastfeed ... ssion.html

If labour stalls out, or you want to help nudge early labour into full labour, the oxytocin released during expressing and nipple stimulation is the same oxytocin that builds on contractions.

Try to have some faith in your body's ability to go into labour at the right time, and to make milk as required. It's so easy to doubt yourself and your body in this social climate, but you can do this.
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Postby tufjewel » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:49 pm

I was going to post the same thing as the previous person. I had an emergency c section at 28 weeks and produced freezers full of milk for her while in the NICU so being induced a little early shouldn't change anything. Pumping should definitely help. Good luck.
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Postby alsoknownas0 » Mon Oct 31, 2011 11:15 am

I had an emergency c-section and my milk didn't come in for 5 days! And that was pumping every 3 hours throughout the day and night, starting 6 hours after my dd was born! But eventually it did come in, and lots of it. I'm SO thankful that I started pumping immediately - my dd ended up with intestinal surgery and REALLY NEEDED BREASTMILK. So even if it takes a while, keep at it!

If I were you, I'd probably start pumping a few days before your induction!
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Postby fodla » Mon Oct 31, 2011 7:07 pm

If your milk doesn't come in for five days, that's fine. It usually takes 3-5 days. Nothing wrong with extra colostrum!
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Postby babyvalentine » Fri Nov 11, 2011 6:35 am

You can also try brewers yeast and flax seed. you can put it in oatmeal or bake into cookies. it helps produce milk and keep levels high. i was induced with my first and didtn have a issue with my milk coming in on time or anything. I got sick a few months into bf'ing and the medicine cleared me up I used these and it helped alot.
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