Breast milk is reducing

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Posted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 6:14 am 
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Hi everyone - Just had Charlie 1.23kg 7 weeks early (2lbs 12) He is doing well in NNU. I dont seem to be able to express enough breast milk to keep up with him. I have tried breast feeding a couple of times but without too much success. Sucks and sleeps.. The time is now approaching when he is to be taken out of the incubator and I want to know - Is it wrong to put him on a bottle (formula) , which might spoil my chances of BFing him? My expressing has gone from 20ml to 5ml per attempt (30 mins) (6 times per day/night). Will it get better once I am with him more? Many thanks Sam
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Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:08 pm 
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Hi Sammy,
congrats on your wee one and glad he's doing well!!!
I'm not sure about formula...Are you drinking TONS of water? Drinking and how often you express/feed is what produces your milk. Even if you're just expressing a little bit, I would keep doing it even more.

I wish you and your baby the best Smile
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