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I have a 3 year old little boy, and am pregnant with my second child. I really wanted to breast feed my oldest one, but I had an issue getting my milk to come in. I would like to be able to actually breast feed my second boy, but I’m worried I will have the same problem with this one. Does anyone have any tips for making the milk come in a little easier? I feel a little silly asking, but no one in my family can help. I’m the only one in my family who has had this problem.

Posted by eliza93, 8th April 2014

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  • There are people who never produce milk, they are simply unable to. Hopefully this isn’t the case as it’s something you would love to do, so perhaps speak to a professional, do a bit of research if you like. Maybe 2nd time is the charm and you’ll have milk like there’s no tomorrow. Best of luck.

  • agree with some other comments – get a lactation consultant in before the birth. They are awsome

  • I booked in to see the lactation Consultant before birth for my second one for similar reasons. I was recommended to get raspberry leaf tea in vitamin form to help bring it in plus she came up to the hospital to help out after birth. Good luck :)

  • you could try pumping alot at the beginning, I’ve never had a problem getting it to come in, I do however pump at the same time for a few days and notice an increase each day until It stays at a constant amount.

  • I can only suggest that you drink lots of fluids and use a pump to express after each feed. Put the expressed milk in a glass bottle and use it t top up. Your milk will increase because of expressing. I also suggest using pure lanolin after each feed to keep them supple and stop them from cracking. It is safe to use. There are also some really good sites online that give great tips.

  • It was the hardest thing I ever tried to do I tried with all 3 of my sons and with the 3rd I was so determined I was breastfeeding him I pumped and pumped for 2 weeks full on kept trying kept topping him up with formula and at around 5 wks I was so exhausted I just gave in and gave him a bottle he loved it and was a different bubba some people just cant do it no matter how hard you try. good luck

  • yeah great tips. you should see the doc though

  • Some great tips here thanks.

  • I would be contacting someone from the Australian Breastfeeding Association, they can guide you through everything you need to know! which is not really much, arm yourself with some ‘udder cream’ (its really called that) understand that it may hurt, and that the first three weeks are HARD but so good beneficial at the end of the day, I guess the only thing you really can do is work hard on mastering a great latch and not stressing!

  • Boobie bikkies by Pinky Mckay or look up some recpies to make your own :)

  • I have no advice as I’m pregnant with my first, but I’m wishing you all the best. Hoping that I can breastfeed too.

  • I’m following this post. Pregnant with my first and I’d like to know the same.

  • You can now get tablets that help speak to your gp

  • My baby was in ICU for a week, i couldn’t even hold her let alone breastfeed, and i really really wanted to!! i pumped every 3 hours- i woke myself up at night to do it. by the time i was allowed to breastfeed her i had an abundance of milk and i managed to breastfeed for 17 months after that!!.

  • drink plenty of fluids and express between feeds, the more you express the more your milk will come in

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