My baby daughter is almost 11 weeks old, she is still tiny and is not gaining much weigh, I'm breastfeeding her most of the time but eventually the she cries during every feed, my milk supply is getting less because I realised that her sucking is so weak , I started giving her formula because she is still hungry even if I keep feeding her from my brest. When the milk inflow from my brest she moves her head to avoid it and crys loudly, I really want to breastfeed her, but I can't leave her hungry so I give her formula milk. I would be pleased if you can advise me. Thank you
Nov 14, 2016 15:14 PM
I wonder if you have had a full breastfeed observed by an experienced Certified Lactation Consultant? With their knowledge and experience they would be able to assess how actively your baby is feeding at the breast and make suggestions for changing things.
Nov 14, 2016 15:17 PM
Thank you for your answer. I would like to ask please, is there any safe tablets that increase milk supply without being hormonal and have bad side effects! Thank you
Nov 14, 2016 15:18 PM
Thank you for your additional question about tablets to help with increasing milk supply. A popular option is fenugreek which can be purchased in health food shops etc. Research evidence indicates that it can have a positive effect on a mother's milk supply with minimal negative side effects. It is always recommended that any such supplements are reviewed with a health professional before starting them.
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