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Can cabbage leaves help increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
No: Cabbage leaves have been used to decrease supply and engorgement when chilled and applied to the breast.
Dr. Kevin Rodbell
Pediatrics 18 years experience
No: The best use of cabbage leaves I am aware of is frozen cabbage on the skin to relieve engorgement or sore nipples. Cheap, easy to come by, and many moms say it works wonders. When a mom wants to increase her milk supply, a multitude of factors come into play, so i meet with her in the office to properly assess her unique circumstances.

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Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Andrew Oswari
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Fenugreek: My sister took fenugreek which helped her out tremendously. Increase your fluids and be persistent. Your body should be able to pick up its supply.
A 34-year-old member asked:

Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk.
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What will increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 48 years experience
Longer time and freq: Feed frequently every 2-3 hrs, feed longer duration each time (20 minutes/side). Try not to get uptight. Drink plenty of fluids.

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