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August 09, 2007



The more time he spends on the breast or near it skin to skin, even if he isn't awake, the more milk you will make, and interestingly enough the less jaundice he will have. I'm glad you are on your way and able to breastfeed, since really, once you get the hang of it, it can be a lot easier than the two step of pumping and then feeding.

I'm betting his bilirubin level will drop soon. A little sunshine and weight gain and he'll be trucking along!


Galactagogue is what you want. Like fenugreek.


I hope the nursing gets better, along with the weight and the jaundice.


I hope the nipple shield isn't bothering you too much. It drove me nuts!

Hope this spate of pumping doesn't last long. Glad your supply is good and he's latching happily.

The oatmeal works best if it's real stuff (like steel cut) and eating regularly (1-2 times a day). There are also teas. And Motherlove makes great tinctures if you want to go that route. And heck I have tons of Domperidone left over if you want some but you don't sound like you need the big guns.

I'm so sorry about the jaundice. We had to deal with that, too, and I kept thinking everything would be calm and we could get used to things once that was over.

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