Not producing enough

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Registered: 05-21-2013
Not producing enough
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Tue, 05-21-2013 - 2:59pm

My son is almost 9 months old and I am having an extremely difficult time keeping any sort of supply up. The problems started when he was 4months old, but i had an entire freezer full of milk, so i wasn't all that concerned. I am now down to the last 4 bottles i have saved up, and i'm not sure what to do at this point. I really don't want to give him formula, but i fear by the end of the week that will be my only choice. I have tried fenugreek, brewers yeast, grape juice, and more milk special blend, with the special blend being the only thing that will give me a small result. About a month ago he started refusing to breastfeed at all, so i am forever pumping to try to make sure that he has enough milk to get him through the day. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I look online about monthly for anything i might have missed to no avail. Please help!!!

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Registered: 06-22-2007
Sun, 06-02-2013 - 3:58pm

Have you been on the kellymom.com site?  She has a lot of good info. on breastfeeding and pumping, including a section with tips for increasing supply.  Good luck!