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Can Cabbage Leaves Help Increase My Milk Supply
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cabbage leave actually help the supply of breast milk ?
What can I do to get more milk supply
Fluids!: To boost your milk supply, i would recommend increasing your fluid intake. Drink plenty of water and milk! make sure that you are also getting enough rest, if possible! the more the baby feeds, the more milk you should produce. If you are supplementing, make sure that you are pumping frequently to keep production of milk up! ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pumping or Fenugreek: Breast milk production is often related to how often you feed your newborn. You should be feeding every 2 hrs day and every 3 hrs nighttime. This increases milk production. Also getting enough sleep and drinking at least 60 ounces of fluid per day. Also ask your OB about an herbal supplement called fenugreek that can increase milk production. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Is there anything I can do to increase my milk supply? I feel like its very low. I pump around 2.5-3oz every 3hrs sometimes more give or take
Nurse baby naturally: The stimulation of the real baby on the nipple is much greater to produce milk than a pump. Babies nurse in a burst of suckling with a rest time, whereas the pump provides continuous stimulation. Natural suckling will produce more milk. Drink more water, try going to bed with baby for a day and nursing on demand, this can really bump up your supply. Great job nursing! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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