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    Mega Poster Clarkton's Avatar
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    Yes, the compressions are good and also I would try a hot pad...like just a wash cloth dipped in hot water and lay it on your breast as he eats after let down. I found it usually helps the milk flow better. In some ways it's nice to miss out on the end of pregnancy but after having 2 early babies I can vouch for it not being the easiest road. They are usually not as awake or efficient feeders until they get a little older...I've felt this has been a symptom of being a bit early. Hope it improves soon and you can stop having to worry about supplementing.

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    I had to really work at getting dd her milk supply. I would put warm washcloths on my breasts for 15 min b4 feeding her 10 minutes a side, then giving her 1 oz breast milk by bottle then pumping 30 minutes (10 min a side with a hand pump till my pump came in). I did this abt a month until my let down was good enough for her. Then I also messaged the milk out to help her during her nursing. In the end it really helped because I would still have to pump 4 times a day besides exclusively Brest feeding her till 7 months. I was a good cow I guess. Hope this helps maybe...
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    Wow 2oz from 20 min of nursing is great! Pretty sure my kid can only get 1oz out of me at that rate. He's not an efficient nurser at all.
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