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I had a baby about a month already and I don't make enough breast-milk!I pumped both side have only 1oz, what should I do to increase more breastmilk?

I had a baby about a month already and I don't make enough breast-milk!I pumped both side have only 1oz, what should I do to increase more breastmilk?

See consultant: You should take complete diet and drink milk , there are pills known as Mother -love containing some herbs which helps to increase breast milk production .You can try this. you may consult breast feeding consultant . ...Read more

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Is there a way to increase breast milk supply after it has gone low? I've been pumping and supplementing and unable to pump every 2 hours.

Is there a way to increase breast milk supply after it has gone low?  I've been pumping and supplementing and unable to pump every 2 hours.

Mother's Milk: It's very difficult to keep your milk supply up if you are not pumping regularly, because your body down regulates, thinking you don't need it. Still, a tea called Mother's Milk, found in GNC and other vitamin stores, works well to increase milk supply if you drink it three times daily. Also, you can try Brewer's yeast capsules. Lastly, you could ask your obstetrician for a prescription for reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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When storing breast milk, can I mix pumpings together?

When storing breast  milk, can I mix pumpings together?

Yes in some cases: Generally that is ok if it is all going to be eaten within the same day and if neither batch is frozen. Do not add fresh breast milk to frozen milk, and do not add fresh breast milk to old breast milk unless it will all be consumed within 24 hours. ...Read more

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Why am I producing less breast milk when I pump?

Why am I producing less breast milk when I pump?

Maybe: Remember that pumping gets milk out with a different mechanism than real feeding. For many women that means less expression of milk. For many women, milk pumping is also painful and thus do it less than maximally. If pumping, relax (relaxed moms pump more milk), pump often, hydrate, don't smoke (which may decrease supply) and stay heathly. All those things increase pumping success! ...Read more

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If I pump and give the breast milk to my baby while I'm sick, will he get sick too?

If I pump and give the breast milk to my baby while I'm sick, will he get sick too?

DEPENDS: Some viral illnesses pass easily through the breast milk and would possibly infect the baby. If you were to have a more localized infection like strep throat (confirmed) or a UTI, it would not pass through the milk. ...Read more

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I'm working and I don't have much time to pump so my breast milk getting less and less. What should I do?

I'm working and I don't have much time to pump so my breast milk getting less and less. What should I do?

Supply and demand: If you pump less you make less. Talk to your boss about dividing your lunch hour into half so you can have two more times to pump. If possible to adjust your hours ( to allow longer time at breaks to pump, do so. If your boss is rigid, remind him.her that breast fed babies have better immunity and get sick less, so you will not have to take off to care for the kid as much! Keep trying. Good luck ...Read more