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How Can I Increase My Milk Supply
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
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
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.
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
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
How can I increase my breast milk supply , having 2 months baby , my milk not sufficient already taking leptaden, no use .Please help. Prefer to bf?
Fenugreek: There are several herbal supplements that supposedly help with milk supply, including fenugreek, brewers yeast, and milk thistle to name a few. Double pumping (both breasts at once) after nursing can be very effective. In the us, there is a prescription medication called "reglan" that has also been used off-label for this purpose. In other countries, "domperidone" is used. ...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
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, 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
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