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No enough secreation of milk, used reglan and lactare for 3 weeks - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   my baby is 1 1/2 month old and i am not getting enough milk to satisfy him.. i had taken a course of reglan and lactare 3 weeks back and had discontinued. milk supply has again stopped.currently i am taking lactonic powder but no avail...i am feeding him lactogen 2-3 times a day. please suggest a solution.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   my baby is 1 1/2 month old and i am not getting enough milk to satisfy him.. i had taken a course of reglan and lactare 3 weeks back and had discontinued. milk supply has again stopped.currently i am taking lactonic powder but no avail...i am feeding him lactogen 2-3 times a day. please suggest a solution.
Doctor :   when you have not adequate milk, you need bottle feed and youare doing
User :   yes
Doctor :   And many mother do not have adequate milk
Doctor :   DO u have no milk at al
Doctor :   I mean you u do not prodduce any milk
User :   i get milk but very less.. it takes time to fill and the baby needs milk every 2 hrs
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Then empty the breast
Doctor :   Collect the breast milk
Doctor :   store in Frig
User :   i have tried that using manual brest pump.. but still not getting enough milk
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   What ever u get -feed . If u do not like to breas t milk at all. Bottle milk is OK
Doctor :   1 scoop powder
Doctor :   2 ounces water
Doctor :   at that concentration mix in mug and feed
User :   ok.. but what can i do to increase breast milk
Doctor :   Fisrst thing, is it ur first baby
User :   yes
Doctor :   so it is common
Doctor :   How to Increase Your Milk Supply
Doctor :   pump at least 8 to 12 times a day
Doctor :   I know it is exhausting but it will increase the quantity
User :   ok..
Doctor :   Offer both breasts at every feeding
Doctor :   Avoid timing your feedings. Instead, wait until the baby comes off the breast himself, then switch to the other side. This will ensure that the baby is getting the proper balance of foremilk and hindmilk.
Doctor :   Utilize breast compression
Doctor :   physically squeeze the breast
Doctor :   If the baby seems frustrated by the nursing, especially if your milk supply is extremely low, a supplemental nursing system can really work wonders. The baby receives supplemental milk at the same time that she breastfeeds, so she stimulates the your supply while getting her required nourishment.
User :   doc.. i have read this online.. how to get a supplemental nursing system
User :   and can i start the medicine course again to start supply?
Doctor :   what medicines u took?
User :   reglan and lacrate
Doctor :   did they help
User :   yes
Doctor :   You can do it for 2-3 months
Doctor :   but not more than that
User :   ok
Doctor :   Think about complications of drugs to u
User :   are there side effects?
Doctor :   All drugs have side effects
Doctor :   I was thinking
Doctor :   in order to feed baby , why a mother need to take drugs for long time
User :   you are right.. but i am getting very depressed that i cant feed my baby.. and everyone says bottle milk is not good for baby
User :   so i am completely lost
Doctor :   I understand ur motherhood
Doctor :   But how abt females who do not feed even if they have breast milk
Doctor :   You are genuine mother with inyention of feeding
Doctor :   But what else can do
Doctor :   there are limits
User :   right..so is formula milk fine for baby whenever i dont get milk
Doctor :   absolutely
Doctor :   Mak esure it is iron fortified
User :   how do i check that
User :   i am giving lactogen 1
Doctor :   it is fortified
User :   ok. thanks doc.. i will try the pumping and see if it works..
Doctor :   yea
Doctor :   do both
Doctor :   satisfy ur desire to feed the baby
Doctor :   same time satisfy baby
Doctor :   it is OK
Doctor :   VBottle milk is OK
Doctor :   *bottle
Doctor :   Did the discussion helled you ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Sorry
Doctor :   *helped
User :   yes
Doctor :   Thank you for consulting
Doctor :   Take care
User :   thanks doc..
Doctor :   Bye
User :   bye
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