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Breastfeeding tip : Recognising a growth spurt

* You feel as though you haven't got enough
* Baby getting upset at the breast (though can be a sign of other common problems)
* Baby is breastfeeding often or almost nonstop (feel like baby is always wanting to feed)
* A baby who was previously sleeping through the night is now waking to breast feed several times
* Baby will latch and unlatch, fussing in between

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Post by loulou on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:49 pm

Hi mum's i've just bought some more milk herbal supplement , Was just wondering does it really work ? :flower1:

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Post by kay on Mon Sep 29, 2008 3:52 pm

It does, as it contains Fenugreek, a natural milk boosting herb.

Do you have supply issues?

I would reccomend alternative roots such as eating oats and increased feeding and pumping 1st, as you can end up with oversupply issues.

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Post by Pink Rose on Tue Sep 30, 2008 1:10 pm

I dunno what to make of a milk herbal supplements, I have heard moaning from some women that it just makes more fore-milk rather than hind-milk.

I think the supplement I am thinking of was called "Mother's tea", but I can't remember.

Just step carefully. Perhaps what Kay mentioned is better, sounds more natural.

I hope it all works all and hugs to you :aww:
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Post by emmiesmummy on Tue Sep 30, 2008 2:49 pm

If nothing else its a perfect excuse for eating flapjack lol!
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Post by loulou on Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:11 pm

lol! , Emmiesmummy i love flapjacks i've eaten three today already , It's a long story what it basically is , is i lost 9 stone doing the atkins diet 3 years ago and went from a size 26 to a size 16 and stayed at that for 2 years and now i've had my beautiful baby girl orlena i've gone up to a size 22 and am putting weight on rapidly ,and i'm feeeling the strain from it, i'm exclusively :boob: orlena and want to feed her for as long as she want's to ,but i want to be able to enjoy her physically as well, so i thought maybe if i was to cut out all carbohydrates and and keep taking more milk, as i was worried my supply would decrease , please tell me ,is this the wrong thing to do ?

would much appreciate all advice as i really don't want to stop feeding orlena i'm in such a pickle right now

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Post by gem1981 on Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:40 pm

i loooooove flapjacks. i have some in the kitchen screaming my name actually!! xxx

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Post by loulou on Tue Sep 30, 2008 8:49 pm

lol! , Don't gem i could eat another ,They are lush yummmm

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Post by sinfulskin on Wed Oct 01, 2008 11:31 am

I would suggest just eat healthy hun rather than trying to cut out certain foods.. well apart from junk obviously which I think alot of breastfeeders fall into the trap of, I certainly did. I have flapjacks too on standby hehe. But now I just have lots fruits and nuts and things nearby to eat and keep me going. I didnt shift a bit of weight untill recently, my daughter is 10 months now and very much still a boob monster I believe my body is storing some reserve just incase. I think when shes more established on solids it will shift more. Please dont consider stopping feeding I know you want to enjoy her physically but what your giving her is a gift which will last a life time and you have plenty of time to get back into shape. Think healthy little and often snacks drink plenty and your supply should be fine. xxxx Welldone hun x
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Post by kay on Wed Oct 01, 2008 5:13 pm

I agree with PP! (previous post)

Cut out what you need to junk wise, and maybe keep a small amount of carbs in your diet in the form of wholemeal bread/pasta/rice, and swap standard potatoes for sweet. All of these are lower GI foods - slow release energy - therefore keep you feeling fuller for longer and giving you more energy.
Although healthy, remember fruits contain a lot of natural sugar, and can actually be quite high in cals, so eat a few pieces a day, but maybe snack on raw veg (carrot sticks, celery, etc) in between meals.

A healthy diet is more important to you than to the quality of your milk - your body will produce milk regardless of what you eat or dont eat. You need to eat healthily to have energy and stamina.

Good luck - youve inspired me to start again! (I do low fat diet, but keep oily fish and nuts in as an exception!)

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Post by Natasha on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:20 pm

I agree with everyone else, I would certainly try and avoid the milk booster until absolutly nessesary, as it could cause problems.

The diet advice is good too, I would give that a try hun :aww:

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Post by Natasha on Wed Oct 01, 2008 8:22 pm

Oh and it does work!

I only took fenugreek in capsule form for a week or so and it really helped when I was having problems, but my supply was low and I was struggling.

Its only there for when you really need it :aww:

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