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    new mother - low milk supply?
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    katyrabitor posted:
    I am a first time parent with spontaneous identical twin girls. I developed preeclampsia and had to deliver at 36 weeks (on 12/20). Both babies were breech so I had a cesarean. Both babies will latch but they are a few ounces under 5lbs and get tired/fussy easily so they had us start supplementing with formula in the hospital. Ive been pumping every 3 to 4 hours and allowing each child to nurse as long as they want/can prior to offering a bottle (each child seems to be getting a little more time at the breast effectively nursing each day). When I pump, I only get 2 to 5ml from each breast every 2 to 3 hours after a feeding and my breast do not feel "hard" as some women describe. Im eating the special cookies with brewer's yeast as well as fenugreek supplements.


    I am concerned that my production is too low? I wanted to see if anyone else had this concern or if their milk "fully" came in after the "2 to 5 days" that everyone tells you it takes?


    Any feedback is appreciated! Im a new mom with 2 babies and although I have no issue supplementing with formula so they get what they need - I would love to breastfeed wihout having to offer formula and build a supply for when I return to work


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