Pregnant and BF...help me increase my supply!

(6 Posts)
monstermmash Fri 06-Sep-13 21:10:07

Somewhat unexpectedly (although we were NTNP!) I've found myself pregnant with DC 2. DD1 is 11m and I'm about 7w, but my milk supply has seems to have pummeted over the past month. I had not planned on giving up BF for a while yet but DD seems very unsatisfied with how much milk she is getting and feeding has gone from nice quick 5-10 mins to over 20 mins. I know when the milk flow stops as she stops swallowing and just keeps champing on the boob trying to get more and frantically signing milk at me!

We were down to 1-2 feeds a day, I've started offering a couple extra times but hasn't helped yet. Also tried oats, brewers yeast, linseed... can't stomach fenugreek confused Just wondering if anyone has any other suggestions or if we are doomed!

i don't think there is much you can do tbh, your supply naturally lowers during pregnancy. if you are lucky though your dd will continue to nurse despite getting less milk and you can continue once baby is born

monstermmash Mon 09-Sep-13 02:23:30

Thanks for replying smile I had a feeling this might be the case! FX she keeps nursing!

BNmum Mon 09-Sep-13 08:51:59

Have you tried going back to basics and stripping both of you off so you can have some skin to skin snuggle times, eating extra snacks/larger portions and making sure you are taking in plenty of fluids?

Not sure how much it will help in your case but it's got to be worth a shot. Good luck!

monstermmash Wed 11-Sep-13 06:39:18

Thanks BNmum smile I haven't tried skin to skin cuddling for a while as she's so wriggly! Maybe will try it tomorrow afternoon at nap time smile

Definitely eating extra... i totally run out energy otherwise. Actually I'm always hungry atm, gonna be the size of a house this time I reckon grin

BNmum Wed 11-Sep-13 19:41:28

Oh good plan! I used to love feeding lying down and then both of us having a snooze at this age. Let us know how you get on.

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