Is your milk supply ample to breastfeed your child?

Philippines
July 12, 2010 10:16pm CST
Ever since I gave birth to my baby boy, I decided to give him pure breastfeed for his milk. I know that aside from its nutritious content, it also bonds us together. Now that my boy is growing, he requires more milk to provide energy. But then, I encountered problem about milk supply. I could not provide enough milk for my child anymore. At a very young age, I stopped giving him my milk and feed him with formula milk. I was disappointed since I could not provide him the best. How about you do breastfeed your child or you prefer giving him formula milk?
6 responses
• Philippines
10 Aug 10
I've started to b/f my baby boy since birth. During his first month I fed him formula milk but I stopped it since he doesn't like it so I decided give him pure b.milk. And also because I know the benefits of b.milk to babies so Im so glad that I can give it to him. Until now that he is already 8 months, I still feed him with my milk but I noticed that sometimes my supply is not enough. So I take some supplements and eat foods that can help increase my milk. I am hoping that I can still b/f my baby until he wants to.
• United States
13 Jul 10
BFeeding is an absolute joy. It gives the mother and child so much bonding time and both need that. When it comes to low milk supplies, did you try eating more milk products or talking with your doctor? I know you are disappointed but as long as your baby is healthy and feels your love everyday, you've done and are doing a great job.
@cher913 (25899)
• Canada
13 Jul 10
unfortunately, that doesnt work for everyone. with my children, my milk did not come in and unfortunately this problem is hereditary.
@shia88 (4582)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 10
Hi Vhings, I am sad to said that my son is having milk formula since he born as I don't have enough milk supply for him. After I delivered my boy, I try to b/f him,but very bad to say that I don't really have milk supply. So everytime when he cry for milk, I have to rush him for milk formula. I feel so bad when I can't b/f him. But what to say, it is not my choice and I can't do much too. I just have to makesure, he stay healthy and grow up happily everyday. Currently, my son is going to be 3.5 years old, he has attended nursery class and I am glad that he like school life.
@juicekodai (1123)
• Philippines
13 Jul 10
i dont know yet if i will be able to produce enough milk for my baby.. im still pregnant and just like you i am also hoping i could give my baby the best and could provide enough milk.. a friend told me i probably wont be able to do that since i dont have large boobies.. haha.. i hope its not true..
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
13 Jul 10
I had that happen to me when my son was only two weeks. He is now a whopping 6 ft 4 in, broad shoulder man. You are feeling bad but he will grow well on the formula and later on your good cooking.