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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 more
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
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 more
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
Pump or nurse more: Breastmilk production is a supply and demand system. If you are trying to increase your supply you need more demand- which means more frequent stimulation of the breast, so either pump or nurse more. ...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 more
I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to increase my milk supply?
How can I increase my milk supply, I want to breastfeed my twins. Currently 32 weeks pregnant. I had no milk supply with my first baby.
Breast milk advice:
A postnatal service operated by Discovery home nursing services would be a good start for support and advice. Common solutions include vitamin b clopamon pills and eglonyl.
However feeding twins will be very stressful and your paediatrician might consider artificial milk supps ...Read more
Will fenugreek and milk thistle increase my milk supply if it is getting really low for my 8 month old? I am afraid if mot producing enough.
No: No, eating any specific food is not going to increase your milk supply. Drinking more liquids might help. ...Read more
How can I increase my milk supply? I've increased the water I drink and I've been pumping on top of nursing but I still have little milk.
Milk supply: Seek help from a lactation consultant. In addition sprak to your obstetrician. There aredrugs available to stimulate your milk supply. ...Read more
I m breastfeeding +formula feeding my one month old baby. What can I do to increase my milk supply? As expressing milk is NT possible
I delivered my baby a month ago, and only producing 2 oz of breast milk in 30 minutes. What can I do to increase my milk supply?
This is a common problem. There can be several reasons, including less than optimal nursing techniques, so it is wise to see a lactation consultant. Many herbal teas can help, including fennel, nettle,
blessed thistle, fenugreek, hops& alfalfa. Certain drugs may help too. See http://www. Breastfeeding-problems. Com/galactagogues. Html & http://www. Lowmilksupply. Org/increasingmilk-galactagogues. Shtml. ...Read more
My two week old baby drinks 4 ounces of breast milk every two hours I can only make 2 ounces. How can I increase my milk supply?
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. However, four ounces per feeding is excessive intake for a neonate. Occassionally babies over eat because they have silent reflux. ...Read more
Yes: Sure, if we know what caused the drop in supply. Breastmilk is made on a "demand and supply" schedule- the more milk out, the more milk is made. If you haven't had as much milk out, for multiple reasons, your supply will drop. Feeding the baby more (more milk out) will help that drop. If you are still having problems, getting help from a lactation consultant is your next best step! ...Read more
Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Lac Caninum: Lac caninumis usually taken when a woman wants to wean herself from breast feeding ...Read more
Trying to nurse?: Are you trying to nurse or wean? I'm not clear from your question? If you are trying to nurse then just nurse the baby frequently on demand, drink lots of water. See a lactation specialist ...Read more
Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! It will come! The first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more
Another site said not to use cabbage leaves to dry up your milk if you're allergic to sulfa. Do you know about this?
Garbage: There is no an inkling of truth to this info. ...Read more
My working wife finds it difficult to feed our 5 mo baby during weekends. Is there any way she can increase her milk supply (prefrbly home remedies).?
Pump regularly: Milk is produced based on demand. If she's only nursing on the weekends, then she's not going to make enough and will, in fact, start to dry up. She should be pumping on a regular schedule during the week to keep her supply up. This milk can also be stored and fed to the baby in bottles, which is better than formula in most cases. ...Read more
Dieting 4 few weeks n I feel my milk supply has reduced n my 10 month old finds it tiring to suck so he leaves. R thr ways to boost milk supply?
Fenugreek: Has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more
I was given the anti-emetic drug motillium to increase my breast milk supply but I was wondering?
Can't answer: Not avail in us, so relative unknown. Appears as cat c, "unknown risk" but probably safe. Similar to Reglan (metoclopramide) used in us which is cat b, considered safe. ...Read more
My baby is 6 weeks old. My milk supply is very low. Almost ending. Is is it possible to increase it now?
Breastfeeding: Most common reason for milk supply to decrease is formula feeding at same time. Suggest that you start decreasing formula feeding by eliminating 1 at a time; pump between feeding to stimulate milk production; drink more water; and relax & feed w calming music. Supplementing w Fenugreek & Reglan (metoclopramide) (need Rx for this) can help. It's challenging but not impossible. ...Read more