Leslyn's Lovely Life: Mama Mondays

Monday, October 13, 2014

Mama Mondays

Leslyn's Lovely Life

In case you missed it yesterday, our little boy is 3 months old!! And if you read the post, you know we're having issues with weight gain (not me, him... I wish I could give him a few of my extra lbs... Haha).

So instead of writing about it again, I'll let you click over there and read what's going on...

NOW, I need some advice from you mamas. I'd rather increase my milk supply instead of giving him a ton of formula (and the only reason I feel that way is because I want to hold off on the extra stinky diapers for as long as possible... Ha!). So do you have any advice for this new mama?! Any help would be appreciated!

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12 comments:

Kristy @ Rejoice and Repeat said...

I totally get the holding off of stinky diapers thing lol but I know you'll do whatever is necessary ;) My supply was very low (they believe because of my pcos). I never produced more than 1-2 oz and my almost 3 months it had dried up...so I don't have much advice other than don't get discouraged. He'll be alright because regardless of what your supply does you can supplement as needed. Adding stress won't help. The diapers are a bit more stinky but seeing my daughter's weight increase was worth every single one. Good luck!

Lesley Jones said...

Leslyn, so great to meet you this weekend and little Emmett. It makes the blog world even better! Keep up the great site and have a wonderful week!

Lesley Ann
www.livingaloudallowed.com

PolkaDottyPlace said...

No words of wisdom on increasing milk supply... I always had low supply and supplemented. I'll be praying that you guys figure out the perfect food regime to help little E grow big and strong!! Thanks for hosting & be careful in this crazy weather today :) Whitney

Kaitlin Goodall said...

I had the same problem and at three months switched to formula. It's so hard, but you just have to do whatever works best for you and baby!!! He's such a cute little guy! I love his 3 month pic :)

Kaitlin
www.littlegoodiesblog.blogspot.com

Amanda Wilson said...

I've seen that you've been sick a few times, which can definitely make your milk supply dip! However, we went through random times of milk supply dipping, and here are a few things we did. Taking fenugreek (an herb) can work wonders! Also, pumping more often at work (I know that is so hard to find time in the first place) and feeding him more often (go off "schedule") when you're at home....more frequent feedings/pumping tells your body that the baby needs more and will slowly increase supply. I know this sounds weird, but I've known of a few mamas who have watched videos of their baby (even with some crying) or looked at pictures of them while they are pumping...the body is crazy but that truly can help letdown and increase supply (my friends did it while their babies were in the hospital and couldn't nurse). But know, that whatever you do, and whatever you try, you are such a good mama and are doing what is best for you and E! I know milk supply can be such a source of stress and worry...as you try all these things, PRAY and give your desires and your worries to the Lord. He cares about such things. You're doing awesome, mama!

Kelsey Clardy said...

Hey! So I am oversupply issues, but this website http://kellymom.com has lots of really good advice. I will pm you a recipe for some oat packed healthy cookies that will help with supply, especially if you add Brewer's yeast. Losing weight and being sick can certainly affect things, so I hope things get better! Oh and Lastly, try pumping immediately after your morning feeding. Keep the milk you get (which might not be too much at first) but the extra stimulation should help ya out!

Teena Pointer said...

Your son is handsome and you'll know what's best for him. I had the same problems with my oldest son and would have loved to breast feed but my milk supply was low so he went on formula.

Sierra&Faith Winks and Eyerolls said...

E is so handsome! My little guy is also on the smaller side for weight, 12 percentile at a year old. Same thing he eats a ton but they aren't concerned about anything. I will keep E in my prayers. I also experienced a dip in milk supply. It was when I wasn't feeling well. For me drinking water made all the differnce! Snacking on almonds and drinking a glass of warm tea, green tea was my go to. It helped a lot but everyone is different.

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

Check your email, I'm sending you some information in regards to increasing your milk supply. This comment box won't let me leave a long message. HA!

Nicole M. Hutchison said...

Check your email, I'm sending you some information in regards to increasing your milk supply. This comment box won't let me leave a long message. HA!

Denise H said...

I'm sure you have tried many options already, but I truly believe in lots of water and eating oatmeal. I also made lactaction cookies and enjoyed those every day. Oh, and of course, letting little one nurse all the time! On demand! Good luck!

Stephanie Cox said...

Enjoy every minute of it because as a Momma who is in the middle of throwing her son's 2nd birthday (!!!), time doesn't slow down. Happy 1/4 of a year sweet Emmett.