Struggling to express-tips??

Discussion in 'Combination Feeding' started by Lauren84, Sep 17, 2013.

  1. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    My gorgeous little boy is 5 days old but will not latch on at all so I'm trying to express and also giving him formula as well.

    I'm really struggling to express enough for half he wants let alone the full amount. I've cried every day and feel bad.

    Any tips on increasing the amount I can produce? X
     
  2. kellynrb02kab

    kellynrb02kab Active Member

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    You need to express minimum of 8 times in 24 hours with at least one of these during the night try double pumping also if you can try to be as relaxed as you can when pumping have your baby close to you or a picture to look at as this will help!
    These tips should make a difference over the next few day if you keep it up x
     
  3. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks very much x
     
  4. SaraLouise

    SaraLouise Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried using nipple shields? Harrison wouldn't latch atall & I expressed for the first 5 days. I put a medela nipple shield on & he latched & fed straight away. May be worth a shot? They aren't very expensive x

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    I find when pumping compress the boob gently as if hand expressing it increases the flow.
     
  6. Lauren84

    Lauren84 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks both. I've tried nipple shields but no luck with them either, he latches on but just stops.

    Thanks glowing, will give it another go now x
     
  7. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    eat oaty foody and try fenugreek supplement, these increase milk supply, drink lots of water and try to relax if you can
     
  8. BevG

    BevG Well-Known Member

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    oh and i express at every feed so every 3 hours, i try latching her and then give her the bottle of expressedor formula depending how much i managed to pump last feed then once baby is sortedi pump as much asi can from each boob ready for next feed
     
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    After a shower my boobs used to run even though I struggled to supply most of the time, so get the pump to hand for after a shower/bath!
     

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