Saturday, January 8, 2011

Milk Supply


I have been stressing about this although I know it would affect my milk supply all the more. My milk supply has made a sudden drop from 4 oz every 2 hours to just 1 oz for the entire day. I'm not sure how it happened but I remember that it started to dwindle after my brother had an accident in late November.

I remember that the last time I breastfed Johan was on the 26th of December and that was also the last time that I was able to pump 8 oz of milk in one session.

I was told not to worry because maybe the stress of the holiday season probably just got to me so my milk has decreased but there are ways to increase it again. But, my hopes aren't that high now after trying Prolacta and drinking Malunggay tea for several days now. I even took 2 Prolacta capsules every morning, 2 in the afternoon and 2 Natalac capsules at night. Still no changes. Worst, Johan refuses to nurse from me. I don't know if I should laugh or cry whenever I try to breastfeed him and his face turns into a grimace like he's disgusted with my breast. I already tried not eating some foods that may contribute to this - like not eat onions, no caffeine intake, no greasy food - but Johan still refuses to feed from me.

My last shot would be the Fenugreek capsules that most of my n@wie sisters suggested. I am still on the search for the lowest price online and would probably order by Monday. I pray that this would make my milk return soon, I wanted to breastfeed Johan at least until the age of 1. Wish me luck, everyone.

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