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Breastfeeding a baby

I am breastfeeding a 3 wks old baby girl. I have enough milk for her and she is gaining an ounce a day so far. I have fast milk flow at first, so she learned to like the fast flow. She only wants to breast feed when the milk is coming out fast. If it's slow, she is fussy and doesn't wanna work for it.

My right breast has more milk than left, so now she has figured that out. If I initially begin the feeding on my left side, she fusses and fails to nurse. I have to feed her on right side where I have more milk, and then she'll eat good for about 5 minutes while the milk is coming out fast, then she just stays at the breast. I try hard to keep her nursing, but she just stays. Then if I switch to my left side (where I have less milk) at the time, after she nursed on my right for 5 min, she will begin to nurse again while the flow is fast (it's not as fast as the right side, initially) She is getting enough I know, so I don't have a supply issue. If I try to nurse on just one side per feeding, I am not successful and the baby begins to fall asleep, I begin to waken baby, the cycle continues, the baby becomes distressed or overtired and cannot fall asleep good after that.


Is there homeopathy to help with baby only liking fast flow?

She was born by a c section and is a gassy baby. I think that she gets too much fore milk and when she became very gassy and slept very bad, I began the lactase drops, she improved very fast and began to sleep better again and the gas is a lot less also.

Thanks for your help.
 
  rosendinirish on 2012-05-20
This is just a forum. Assume posts are not from medical professionals.
Do not be concerned about your problem of having more milk output in one breast than in the other.
It is very likely that both will equalize in a few weeks.

'I think that she gets too much fore milk and when she became very gassy and slept very bad, I began the lactase drops, she improved very fast and began to sleep better again and the gas is a lot less also.'

If you feel that this is a matter for concern you can take 2 tablets Nat Phos 6x yourself 3 times daily. The effects of the Nat Phos will be passed on to baby and you will soon discover the result which you can record on this thread.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
If I take that remedy, do I stop giving baby lactase drops?

How long should I take the remedy for?

I don't think that the milk will stabilize evenly in both breasts. I exclusively pumped for about 6 months with my other 2 children (after exclusivity breastfeeding them for 2-3 months) and I would always get twice more from one breast than the other.
 
rosendinirish 8 years ago
It is obvious that the reason for your posting for help on this ABC is to find an alternate remedy to the Lactase drops.

Incidentally what are they? What is written in the fine print on the label? Has it helped baby? Who prescribed it?

If as you state you have experienced the same problem with an imbalance of breast milk in the past there is obviously nothing that anyone can do for you to equate the milk supply.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago
You will have to report on baby's response to your taking Nat Phos as instructed and we can then decide for how long you will take them

The immediate need is for you to take them ASAP and report progress.
 
Joe De Livera 8 years ago

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