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How can i increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Empty breasts fully: If you are able to empty your breasts with each feeding or follow each feeding with pumping to release the final milk, your body will continue to increase milk production. Keep yourself well hydrated and nourished at all times and nurse frequently.
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Dr. Becky White
Pediatrics 21 years experience
Lots of ways: Drinking plenty of fluids and trying not to stress about not having enough milk helps the most! you can also try teas with fenugreek or milk thistle. If you have a breast pump, pumping after your baby nurses also helps.
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What will increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
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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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A 36-year-old member asked:

How can I increase my milk supply as fast as possible?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Frequent feedings: Putting the infant to breast is the fastest and most reliable way to make milk. Drink plenty of fluids and put infant to breast every 2-3 hrs. We in America are too used to fast-foods. It takes time for your milk to come in. Be patient. Not against supplementing w/ formula if necessary for short time.
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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