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|Thu, 02-06-2014 - 9:06pm|
So happy I found this group. I have a 7 week old and I've only been feeding her breast milk. At first I was able to breast feed. Also, she was okay with going from nipple to bottle. Not anymore. I've been pumping for the last few weeks exclusively. Everytime I try to put her on the breast; she cries and is overly frustrated =( I never thought I'd miss breast feeding so much. I"m pumping every 3 hours or so and I've noticed my supply varies. Somedays I am stocked up; somedays I struggle to make all the feedings.
I've been drinking mothers milk etc. I do notice that my appetite is no there and I have to force myself to eat. Any one recommend any particular types of food to maintain supply?
also, can I exclusively pump for months and months? I heard from a friend that if you are not breast feeding after 6 months it becomes very difficult or impossible. I want to breast feed as long as possible even if it's just via pumping.
Any recommendations; tips etc; I"m open to hear them all. This is my first baby and I do not want to start supplementing via formula.