Holy Breastfeeding Batman....BFAR

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Registered: 11-26-2011
Holy Breastfeeding Batman....BFAR
Fri, 09-14-2012 - 9:44pm

So my whole pregnancy I've been worried about being able to breastfeed Zoe, so far so good....BUT she has such an appetite I am just not making enough yet. It has only been 2 days since my milk came in and I know I am not at full supply yet, if I pump too much she won't have enough to eat but if I don't pump at all she can't get anything out because it's too engorged. Last night I called my mom in the middle of the night (hawaii time) and asked her what do I need to do she said give her 2oz of formula which I did and little Arthea Franklin (her lungs boy that child has some lungs on her) slept for 3hrs straight first time since she was born. I miss my appt with the lactation specialist today but rescheduled for monday hopefully by then I can get a good enough supply up to keep my baby full and happy. 

It has been less than a year (oct. 5th) since I had my breast reduction surgery so I am actually shocked I'm able to produce milk at all, every drop I just want to hug my surgeon more & more. 


Well good luck to all you breastfeeding mom's! 

 BabyFetus Ticker
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Registered: 02-19-2012
Sat, 09-15-2012 - 1:20pm
Glad to hear you are able to BF - I am also a BFAR (mine was done 10 years ago though at the age of 16) my surgeon did use the IP technique so I am hoping I will be able to nurse. I know I am producing milk - I am leaking like crazy!
Any tips you find helpful or anything your LC shares with you I would love to know! No one where we are currently stationed is really familiar with it. They try....
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Registered: 02-21-2011
Mon, 09-17-2012 - 10:18pm
Not BFAR (actually had no idea what that one was lol) but having the exact same problem. Baby wants to eat constantly, like hourly for at least 30 minutes or longer. I barely have enough time to hand him to DH run pee, eat, whatever and get his screaming self back. I had to give him formula (2oz) two nights ago because it was 3 am and we had yet to sleep. He slept for 3 solid hours, so that's the system we're using right now. I'm pumping as much as I can to keep him fed in between but he's much more demanding than ODS was.