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A 20-year-old female asked:

what should be done to increase lactation?galactagogues are not effective!is there any other go?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Riad Homsi
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
Reglan (metoclopramide): Try some Reglan (metoclopramide) 10 mg 3x/day for 3 days, it will boost your breast feeding with increasing fluid intake.
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
More Breastfeeding: The best way to increase milk supply is to nurse more often. If this isn't helping, see a lactation specialist to see if there is an issue with your breast tissue or your baby's suck.

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What are lactation headaches?

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Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Pediatrics 22 years experience
Can help yourself: Lactation or breastfeeding headaches can be caused most commonly by weaning too quickly, exhaustion, dehydration, poor diet, stress, thyroid changes and hormonal changes, estrogen and oxytocin (control of milk release). Try to relax, eat a well balanced diet, and drink plenty of fluids.
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What do lactation consultants do?

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Dr. Gregg Alexander
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Help breastfeeding: Lactation consultants are trained to help identify problems with breastfeeding, either mom- or child-related. They can help with technique, latching, treatment of nipple problems, assessing adequacy of feeds and milk production, use of breast pumps (if needed), and are just generally good education and support resources for helping moms and babes get the whole breastfeeding thing rolling!
A 29-year-old member asked:

What are some tricks to help with lactation?

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Dr. David Fein
Specializes in Preventive Medicine
Fluids, Fenugreek: The best idea for healthy breastfeeding is to stay well hydrated...Lots of fluids! even in the best of times, breast milk volumes can decrease, and there a lots of home remedies. One of the herbs that has been studied recently is fenugreek --- and when purchasing fenugreek, be sure to shop at a large, reliable health food store or pharmacy that has lots of turn-over of its products for freshness.
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A 31-year-old female asked:

Any drug good for increasing lactation?

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Dr. Daniel Lee
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Reglan (metoclopramide): Reglan (metoclopramide) is sometimes used off label for this. In my experience it improves lactation about 50% of the time.
A 35-year-old female asked:

Is there a way to induce lactation?

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Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 30 years experience
Lactation: Naturally, breast milk production increases by increased intake of liquid diet ( eg apple juice, chicken soup etc.). Prescription medication used for enhancing breast milk production is -- reglan (metoclopramide).
Dr. Alison Stuebe
Obstetrics and Gynecology 20 years experience
Many moms can induce lactation simply by latching baby to breast, perhaps with a supplemental nursing system. The baby's latch triggers the hormones to make milk. See a lactation consultant to learn how to do this.
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