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#31 of 47 Old 09-20-2006, 06:44 PM
 
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Tawny, have you done anything to increase your supply? Of course thing #1 is to increase the number of nurses. Is she not interested because there's not much milk?

Drink a good beer. Or, if you don't want any alcohol at all, hops tea. DH got me plain hops and I boiled it in water and it was the nastiest stuff ever but it worked. Next time I'm just going to drink the beer.

Eh, I take it back: chlorophyll is nastier.
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She's still hungry after I nurse her and I was having to give her a bottle or 2 because she is a piggy anyway. We'll see how it goes.
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Another thing that you can try is eating oatmeal. That helps boost supply as well. Sorry that you are havin supply issues.

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I'm taking the Rainbow Light prenatals and I was glad to see that it only has 16 mg of B-6. But it still seems dd wants to nurse all day long!

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How much are you all drinking each day? I trying to stay hydrated as well and fed so that I can support 3 people from 1 body, but I wonder if I am drinking enough fluids. I drink probably 80 oz a day. Is that enough?

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80 oz sounds good to me. That's about where I'm at right now, too.

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I try to drink 5 of these .7L bottles full. How many oz is that? about 112. Not quite a gallon, which is my real goal, but pretty close.
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Is anyone else noticing their nursling being more clingy lately? Do you think they can sense it?

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I was thinking that same thing, but I am unsure... my milk supply has really diminished in the past week or two, around when the m/s really started hitting hard, and DS has been nursing A LOT. I don't know if it's the low supply, or if it is just coincidence. DS often goes through periods where he wants a lot of hugs and nursing, and I am not sure what's going on now.

I know it's possible he'll wean, because 8 more months is a long time to have almost no milk from me, and my lap will disappear after awhile too. So I have really been cherishing his cuddles. (He has been asking "hug momo?" all the time. Of course he can hug the momo!!! It is so precious.)

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Hug the momo!! I love it!

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ds, 14 mos., i think is starting to wean. i am almost 9 weeks, but seem to have all but lost my supply. it's weird - i thought i would be able to keep it through like the 4th month or so, but i guess i am one of the unfortunate few who lose it right away. he nurses sometimes once a day but we have had a day here and there where he doesn't nurse at all. and when he does he just gets very mad and frustrated (most of the time). for the most part, nothing is coming out. i feel weirdly conflicted about it - a large part of me is sad because i will miss that closeness and i figured tandem nursing would be a great way to smooth over a new baby, but it has definitely been easier on my body - the less nursing.
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I'm nursing my 16mo around 3 times a day... and I'm wondering, how much are you ladies eating? I'm finding it really hard to eat because of m/s and I get famished and dehydrated a few times during the day. Overall, I think I'm eating enough, but it's really hard to get it down. I sort of binge a little after not eating for a while because I can't stand the thought of eating. (For the record, I never actually throw up, I just feel sick all day long.)
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ex-stasis, try to eat in little bits throughout the day. It really helps with the m/s. It's tough to get that bit of food down, but your tummy may feel much better afterward. THen the trick is to head off the queasiness by eating again before it starts. Like every 2 hrs.
And drink lots and lots of water! No excuse for dehydration!

I've been doing well at eating frequently but not well at quantity of food. I'm suddenly picky, and it's hard to find time and energy to prepare food. MIL nuked me a baked potato yesterday, and that was really good with some goat yogurt.
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Im still nursing my over two little one. I dont see any signs of him stopping or even considering it yet. he still nurses quite a bit. ive been eating oatmeal and lots of fluids so hopefully it will be ok.

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Is anyone else noticing their nursling being more clingy lately? Do you think they can sense it?
I know sammy does. hes much more gentle and loving and clingy.

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DS has just about stopped. I'm actually kind of relieved. I feel soo wicked crappy right now, that him laying on me to nurse is miserable. I can't imagine that he was getting anything anyway. Saltine crackers and water is about all I'm eating these days. It's sad, but much less so since he doesn't seem to mind and I'll have another newborn to nurse in a few months. I'd be devastated if he weaned and he was my last.

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I think my milk supply has dropped quite a bit My dd was always a down to business nurser, and since there isn't as much milk she is nursing just a frequently but not for as long. I am considering getting a sns? and maybe she'll keep nursing if she's getting something. What do you think? anyone consider this?
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