Low lactating Please today is 15days after I delivered and my breast is not bringing milk I have tried everything (pap, palmwine, tea, kunu, coconut water, warm water, pressing of the breast, massaging of the breast,) everything possible. So I started using breast pump and it started dropping I have been pumping for 5 days and I have not been able to pump I Avent small feeding bottle and my son does not even suck, he has no patience to keep sucking till a drop comes out so when I manage to bring little I pour in hi feeding bottle so he drinks. Please what can I do because my marriage is shaking because of this I need help and God's intervention, I really want to stop Nan 1 and do exclusive for my baby and this is my first child
It may seem like the whole world is weighing on your shoulders as you wait for your milk volume to increase, but there are many ways to make sure that your baby stays healthy and fed.

Using formula for a brief window while your milk increases doesn’t mean that you’ll be unable to breastfeed your baby in the future.
Dr Aina Johnson


A small number of new mums have difficulty producing enough breast milk due to medical reasons, which include:

Excessive blood loss (more than 500 ml) during the birth or retained fragments of the placenta can delay your milk coming in (which usually happens around three days after the birth).

A history of polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, thyroid or other hormonal disorders. Mums with these conditions sometimes experience a low milk supply. The rare medical condition mammary hypoplasia, in which there isn’t enough milk-producing glandular tissue within the breast.

Previous breast surgeries or breast trauma – although many mums who have had surgery go on to breastfeed successfully. If any of these conditions applies to you, see a lactation consultant or breastfeeding specialist.