photo of Lenore Goldfarb
Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
#23986 03/04/15 05:11 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
M
Maddie Offline OP
newbie
OP Offline
newbie
M
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Hello
I just started pumping after been on Domperidone and progesterone for 5 months.

I am still taking Domperidone and have started with some herbal breastfeeding supplements. I love eating oats so am eating more porridge too.

Anyway I started pumping yesterday and had about a teaspoon of milk coming from the left breast and a little less from the right. Throughout the day the milk I produced got less. Then today I have been pumping and have had only a few drops each time I pump.

I am feeling a bit deflated as i would have expected the milk to build up and to see a steady increase of fluid.

I know it is early days but is it normal to have some milk then pretty much nothing?

If you could share your experience. Kind regards maddieJ

Maddie #23987 03/05/15 12:03 AM
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 247
C
experienced member
Offline
experienced member
C
Joined: Sep 2008
Posts: 247
Hi Maddie,

It takes your body some time, days to a couple weeks to really start building up milk that is significant. Unlike when you give birth to a child and your milk "comes in", we have to build it up over time by telling our bodies we need it (through nipple stimulation). I know it can seem like a defeating process at times but hang in there. Try to manually express after each pumping session. In the beginning, I got more from manual expression than I did the pump, although the pump is still needed for the stimulation. I got my first sprays through manual expression. At the end of the day we need to "drain" our breasts and that is what tells our bodies we need more. Hang in there, I know how you feel smile

Maddie #23988 03/05/15 05:28 AM
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
M
Maddie Offline OP
newbie
OP Offline
newbie
M
Joined: Mar 2015
Posts: 2
Thanks for your feedback claudia...yes am feeling a bit flat but have booked in with a lactation consultant next week so hopefully she can tell me if i am doing things correctly with the pump, breast massage etc ...

Thanks for your words of encouragement. It means a lot to hear about your experiences.

If you don't mind me asking ....how much milk did you produce in the end? Did you have to supplement with a lot with formula?

kind regards


Moderated by  Admin 

Link Copied to Clipboard
Forum Statistics
Forums15
Topics3,354
Posts15,682
Members1,904
Most Online328
Jan 10th, 2023
Forum Rules · Mark All Read Contact Us · Forum Help · home

If you value this service, kindly consider a donation to the Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation (registered charity). Earmark the donation for the International Breastfeeding Centre (Newman Breastfeeding Clinic) and/or the Goldfarb Breastfeeding Program.

Donate online: canadahelps.org

Donate by mail: Canadian Breastfeeding Foundation, 5890 Monkland Ave, Suite 16, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H4A 1G2.


© 2002-2019 Dr. Lenore Goldfarb, PhD, CCC, IBCLC, ALC and contributing authors to AskLenore.info. All rights reserved.


Disclaimer: All material provided in asklenore.info is provided for educational purposes only. Consult your physician regarding the advisability of any opinions or recommendations with respect to your individual situation.

top

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.5
(Release build 20201027)
Responsive Width:

PHP: 7.4.33 Page Time: 0.013s Queries: 20 (0.006s) Memory: 0.5890 MB (Peak: 0.6305 MB) Data Comp: Zlib Server Time: 2024-03-02 06:23:25 UTC
Valid HTML 5 and Valid CSS