How to make more bm?

My LO is 5 mths old. He's a mix feed baby since birth (a NICU baby) and have been rejecting bm since he was 3 mths old. Tried as much as I could to latch him, give him frozen bm, fresh or even chilled bm, he will gag and refused to drink unless I dream feed him. But today he seems that he wants to latch. The moment I showed him my boob, he will open his mouth wide and latch on for a good 10-20 mins. The problem is, I have been pumping since he has stopped latching 2 mths ago but all I get daily is 30ml for both side and 40-50ml in the morning. I did power pumping, drank avocado shake, ate durian, salmon, oats, even lactation cookies, none seem to work. How do I make more bm for him given that my bm is already established since I'm already 5 mths pp? #advicepls

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Super Mum

Hi mama, first off - relax. Feeling relaxed and happy helps in milk let downs. To improve your milk supply, many mothers have found that going on a nursing holiday helps to improve their BM supply - this is where you do nothing but drink plenty of water, eat well, binge watch your fave Netflix shows and keep latching on demand :) Other methods can be found here: https://kellymom.com/hot-topics/low-supply/ Another reason for baby gagging and his milk aversion could be a forceful let down. You may read more about it here: https://kellymom.com/bf/got-milk/supply-worries/fast-letdown/

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2y ago

Glad to know I need to do nothing. But do I still need to pump? Yes, I used to have forceful letdowns until I did block feeding on both breasts. He will turn away whenever that happens. Really sad when he don't want to latch anymore but I'm so happy he wants to now 😄