Stocking up...How will I ever have enough?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-15-2013
Stocking up...How will I ever have enough?
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Tue, 04-16-2013 - 1:08pm

In the beginning I was pumping after feedings and was able to stock up on some milk but that was only because baby wasn't eating like she was supposed to. After I learned that she was not gaining weight properly I began supplementing with my own stash of milk until I ran out and supplemented with formula. Now that I have run out I can't seem to get the stock back up. I am only eping now because of latching problems. Lastnight I was supposed to start getting up at 1:30 in the morning but as my sleep deprivation kicked in my husband was not able to wake me up. Clock went off twice and I didn't get up. Anyway, I can only pump what baby needs to eat and maybe an ounce more first thing in the morning. I have had a supply issue since day one. Never have I had more than what she eats. What can I possibly do to start building up a stash?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-14-2011
Tue, 04-16-2013 - 3:31pm

Check out the beginners guide at http://www.ivillage.com/forums/pregnancy-parenting/babies/exclusively-pumping/exclusively-pumping-intros-chat/beginners-guide

It has some tips and tricks on how to increase your supply.  Oatmeal cookies was one of the tricks I used that worked wonders for me.

I remember that it took me over 5 weeks to out produce what my LO was drinking. Keep up the good work.