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Where did all my milk go?

Well, actually I have a good idea where it went but I am still not sure.

In the last week I have noticed I have little milk and I have had to supplement with more formula. I think it started when Sansa decided she liked drinking from a bottle better than nursing. Hey, I don’t blame her, she is a fast murder and she cam suck back 5 oz of formula in under 10 minutes where she’d have to nurse for twice that time to get the same amount. However, I want to breastfeed so we persevered and she is nursing more now. Except I don’t have the milk!

Also, I have started waking the dogs again and getting more exercise. I have tried to eat more to compensate but I think my body is having trouble keeping up. I am trying to nurse as much as possible, and I nurse exclusively over night but, well, I can’t keep up.

Yes, I know I could pump to try to get my supply up more as well, but I hate pumping, and realisticly I just don’t have the time. I have three kids to take care of, and the dogs and the house so I have let it slide.

I do, however, feel like a million bucks. I am a very active, athletic person and being stuck inside, on my butt nursing all day really kills me. I guess it’s a trade off.

We will see how it goes, but no matter what I am proud of myself for nursing twins for over 15 weeks so I am not going to feel bad for giving them some formula…well, okay, I feel a little bad because the concentrate is very expensive and we are trying to save money but…:-p

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I am a university educated full-time working mother of four children. Proudly Canadian, I freeze my butt off along with my loving partner, two dogs and a cat. I hope you enjoy reading my posts as much as I love writing them, but if you have nothing nice to say, don't say anything at all.

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6 thoughts on “Where did all my milk go?

  1. Pumping really is such a very different thing than nursing! Well done for nursing them for 15 weeks. xoxo

    Posted by Valerie | April 28, 2013, 12:51 am
  2. hey! my baby is 4 months old now and have been nursing ever since her birth. but I am already experiencing a low production. it’s sad…

    Posted by Faizah Zainal | April 28, 2013, 8:48 am
    • I am sorry to hear that šŸ˜¦ There are things you can try (diet, pumping, cosleeping, no soother or bottles). In my case, I know it’s kinda my fault, but I also feel like I have the excuse of twins (so if I have to supplement I can, most women don’t even breastfeed twins).

      Posted by secaulfield | April 28, 2013, 1:10 pm
      • yea do pump and cosleep with my baby. I guess it could be that I am back at work and spending lesser time with her. it’s tough.

        Posted by Faizah Zainal | April 29, 2013, 9:08 am
      • I totally understand. I weaned my son the month I went back to work (went back at 8 months, he nursed until 9 months). Good for you for nursing and working. šŸ™‚

        Cheers, Shannon

        Sent from my mobile.

        Posted by secaulfield | April 29, 2013, 3:53 pm

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