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I had such a good milk supply. My milk came in early and we had no problems. Then I started getting horrible sinus headaches taht would turn into migraines. I thought I was being careful, drinking lots of water, while i was taking the meds. Apparently not, because now I have a significant decrease in milk. My poor little girl is nursing almost around the clock and it doesn't seem to be doing much. I've been drinking some nursing tea and my mil is bringin my pump over so I can use that. Why did I give in and take my meds? I just want to cry!<br><br>
Does anyone have any advice to help build my supply up super quick?
 

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Hiya mama!<br>
I would continue drinking H2O as much as you can stand. I would also keep drinking the MM tea. Eating oatmeal does alot to help increase milk production. I would also put her to your breast as often as you can. I would suggest just hanging out in bed with baby by your side but I doubt that would be feasible with 2 other lil ones running around. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> On a side note your baby may just have a strong desire to suck and be close to mama! Human milk is also digested alot faster then Formula. That is why BF babies eat more frequently then FF babies. I wouldn't really worry as long as you are seeing a good amount of wet/poopy diapers or if the baby seem dehydrated.
 

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Totally agree wth the previous mama. Only I have another suggestion. To keep baby close by you and watch the other two, stick new baby in a sling. If you don't already have one or can't afford to get one, use a flat sheet. Just take your shirt off and adjust your new little one so she's close to the breast(not for nursing ease but mostly so she can hear your heartbeat and breathing and smell your milk) and tie her on. This way you can multi-task. I never would have survived nursing a sleepy, tiny preemie were it not for my Maya Wrap. It is just so incredibly valuable to me even now that she's 4months and not so sleepy and not tiny(15lbs! holy moly!) but still needs to be close to her boobs and I've got a VERY active nearly 5yo dd too. Seriously, I would have lost my sanity were it not for that sling. Your baby will do okay. Just get rest as much as possible, drink lots of water, eat oatmeal for breakfast every day, drink that Mother's Milk tea, and nurse constantly. Your dd could just be comfort nursing to reassure herself that her boobs will always be there(mine does that every so often) or she could be having a growth spurt. You will go through cycles like this over and over again as your little one's needs change. Keep at it mama, don't give up. You are doing right by your child by bf'ing.<br>
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Thanks for the advice. Yesterday I drank two huge double glasses of MM. My pump isn't working, but I just nursed dd as much as she wanted. During the night I was able to hear her swollowing again. Then I started leaking again. Now the milk is coming so much she occassionally chokes on it. And she's going longer between feedings. About 2 hours, instead of 15 minutes. I am going to keep drinking my water (this is very very hard for me) and drink some mm occassionally. I do have a wrap sling and LOVE it!!! Again, thanks for the advice.<br><br>
Now anyone know what I can do about the allergies that won't affect my milk?
 

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glad to hear things are getting better. you might consider going off dairy for your sinus troubles. my dh did it about 2 years ago and he said it really helped him. i haven't been able to do it for very long myself, but keep considering it. it would take a couple of weeks to a month to get the full effect though so that's not a quick fix.
 
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