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    Remember what you pump is not necessarily the amount of milk you make. I personally can't pump any milk but I have exclusively breast-fed my babies for their first year of their lives. I now tandem nurse them and can't pump an ounce. Some babies just want to nurse for forever. Forget the oatmeal and go for a Guinness beer! That always works for me. Also there are teas you can find at Whole Foods that have herbs to help increase supply.

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    Hi again Poison Apple - look up breast compresions, you can use them to stimulate another let-down, I think there is a Dr Jack Newman video on that too. That way he can contiune to feed till he is satisfied, no matter how long it takes.

    BUT you really need to get some in person advice and support, from someone who is a breastfeeding specialist, not just a midwife or obstratition - some of them have extra training, but alot of them know squat, and how no matter how well meaning everyone hear is it's not the same as someone being there with you.

    Also look up suplimentary nursing systems - it should be covered by kelly mom, its a way of feeding formula while still getting your milk suppy stimulated (kinda hard to descrive but tubes are involed )
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    I drink mothers milk tea once a day. After an hour he is no longer "active feeding" but instead suckling every 30 seconds or so. I'm sure its for comfort, but he's always still hungry. I fully believe if given the chance, he will nurse constantly. I tried putting him in my moby wrap today... what a disaster! I cant get his position right yet. I'm still trying to learn his "I'm full and sucking for fun" face...
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    Also his latch is GREAT. It only hurts for like 3 seconds when he starts then its fine.. but im going to look at more latch videos since it seems like hes sucking but not drinking...
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    Nothing wrong with comfort suckling, it stimulates your supply, improved jaw development and brain development and many other benifits, and if you think he is still hungry when comfort suckling use breast compresions to stimulate another letdown.

    Latch shouldn't hurt at all at 7 weeks and pain is not the only idicator of a bad latch, it woulb be great to get it checked by an expert.

    ps sorry for typos I have baby sleeping on me and I'm using the wrong hand.
    You know all those pictures of Adam and Eve where they have belly button? Think about it..................... take as long as you need........................

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    lol thanks Rob. I will look for some one in the area to check with latch too. Thank you for suggesting the Jack Newman videos, the guy seems pretty awesome and very helpful.
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    I also have a 7 week old, congrats on your first baby! You need to eat a lot while breastfeeding as soon as i miss a meal my supply suffers so i am making it my goal to eat at least 3 times a day, not low carb either because that also hurts my supply. My little one nurses all the time, its not easy because i have a 4 year old and i am working full time from home but i make it work. On top of the mothers milk tea my midwife sugested i drink any dark beer, works like magic so maybe you could try that. You have got really good advise here so hopefully you can get it all worked out!

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    I just wanted to update everyone a little... We have been breastfeeding for 4-5 days now, and its made a huge difference. I still have to give him formula about once a day but its usually 2-3oz (before we gave him 4), I normally give him some at night to help him sleep after nursing if he's still hungry. You would think the hubs is excited about me breastfeeding again because it means he doesn't have to wake up in the middle of the night... but he still thinks I should give up. (not going to happen!!)

    formula & pumping: Spits up a lot, needs burped a lot, gassy, formula is freaking expensive, constantly pumping every 2 hours...

    breastfeeding: He doesn't need to be burped all the time, He doesn't spit up nearly as much, I can breastfeed him and play call of duty at the same time. I don't have to constantly wash and sanitize bottles and pump parts, we get LOTS of bonding time. He's not as gassy too. I am thinking about eliminating dairy to see if it makes a difference also. And we have got to work on latching better. I usually use a shield but I hate it and I've tried going without but it's like searing intense pain so once we get that fixed we should be all good!!

    So a big thank you to everyone here, I really appreciate it
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    Sounds great. Tell hubs to step off. You might want to remind him, you will be saving more than $100 a month on formula....
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    Yay!!! That's so great! A bad latch can really mess with supply, too. Have you seen a lactation specialist about your latch? I had to eliminate everything under the sun for my first, but only dairy for my second. It made a huge difference and made for much better sleeping!

    Keep nursing that bebeh!!!

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