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Doctor insights on: How To Produce More Milk Without Breastfeeding

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How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

How to produce more milk for pumping or ways to help lactate?

Several options: The more baby stimulates the breast by sucking the more milk will be produced. Also here are teas that are made to help increase lactation and are safe to take during breastfeeding like mothers milk tea. Fenugreek is a supplement known to increase milk supply ...Read more

Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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How can I produce more breast milk!?

How can I produce more breast milk!?

The hard way : There are many home remedies women in various cultures have been using for a long time, with variable suggest, but the most reliable way is to nurse every couple of hours from the first few days of life, and to pump after each nursing session. The body is meant to keep the baby alive based on the demands of the baby, but if you wish to store milk, you will need to pump afterwards. ...Read more

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How can I produce enough breast milk for multiples?

How can I produce enough breast milk for multiples?

Nursing: As long as newborns are given the opportunity to nurse shortly after birth, or the mother uses a breast pump to express the milk, the supply of breast milk will meet the demand. ...Read more

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I'm breastfeeding, is there anything i can take to produce more milk?

I'm breastfeeding, is there anything i can take to produce more milk?

Carbs and fat: Breast feeding requires you to consume high quality fats ( avocado, cheese) and carbs, plus lots and lots of water. Plus lots of rest, minimal caffeine and plenty of sleep. Do not get discouraged. ...Read more

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What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?

Fenugreek tea: There is a herbal tea called mother's milk that works quite well: http://www.Traditionalmedicinals.Com/product/mother-s-milk-reg pumping regularly after breastfeeding will also increase milk supply. ...Read more

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How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

How can you stop producing breast milk safely?

Gradually wean: The best way is to do it very gradually, slightly reducing the number or length of feedings over weeks to months. However, if there is a reason you need to stop suddenly and quickly, wear a very tight bra, put cold/ice packs on breasts to reduce blood flow, minimize time spent in warm showers and minimize stimulation of the breasts with minimal touching and massaging. ...Read more

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Does cabbage leave actually help the supply of breast milk ? What can I do to get more milk supply

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

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!

Fluids: To breast feed you need a healthy diet, and you should drink at least a quart of some fluid (it probably does not matter what king of fluid) daily.. It will help your milk production ...Read more

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How can I make more breast milk?

How can I make more breast milk?

Fluid intake: Drinking water can help with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

How can I transition from breast milk to formula?

For most people...: ...The question is moot -- they either stop lactating, or start a medication that is incompatible with breast feeding, and go straight to formula. Abrupt change does not seem to be any worse than any gradual change, as far as chances of formula causing a reaction. Breast is best, of course, but when you have to stop, there is no problem if you stop at once. ...Read more

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I'm not producing enough breast milk. How can I produce more?

I'm not producing enough breast milk. How can I produce 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

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Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!! and do u hav to eat more ?

Fluids and diet: Effective for doing what? If you're question is how do you produce more milk, you need to drink lots of fluid. But good milk comes from eating a well balanced diet. So you need to do both eat and get plenty of fluids ...Read more

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How long for breadt milk to reproduce after pumping or baby nursing?

How long for breadt milk to reproduce after pumping or baby nursing?

Begins right away: Breast milk will begin reproducing right away after nursing or pumping. It may take 2-3 hours to produce enough for another feeding. ...Read more

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When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

When can i give my babies cow milk and which is more safe for them whole milk or lactaid?

12 months: You can start whole cows milk. You can switch to skim after age 2 unless obesity is a significant concern. Discuss this with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

How can a breastfeeding and working mother increase her milk supply (other than nursing more often)?

Breast milk supply: Natural ways to increase breast milk supply: drink plenty of water, reduce stress, Fenugreek Seeds. Mother's Milk Tea, pump (a pain but works), Blessed thistle; eat more carbs like oats/ drink beer; ; if absolutely need Rx: Reglan (metoclopramide) ...Read more

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Some people say to avoid dairy products after giving birth? Wouldn't things like milk help my wife produce more milk for our baby or would it hinder

Some people say to avoid dairy products after giving birth? Wouldn't things like milk help my wife produce more milk for our baby or would it hinder

Varies with need: Some infants can become irritable if mom consumes significant amounts of milk.These infants have intolerance to cow milk proteins that seem to make it across in the bm. Since cows don't drink milk, mom's don't have to to breast feed, but they will need adequate sources of calcium and other nutrients to make the product. For most mom's this is not an issue. ...Read more

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Can it be possible to produce breast milk without getting pregnant?

Yes but not normal: There are many concerns when a non pregnant individual produces breast milk including the possibilty of a brain tumor which is initially evaluated with blood tests. Even young neonates may occasionally produce milk from circulating maternal prolactin and on occasion women who undergo breast augmentation may briefly produce milk.Mhowever in the vast majority of cases this is not normal. ...Read more

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Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Can specific foods help increase breast milk? Could i not be producing enough milk days after delivery? Fear baby is not full as i feed her for 5 minutes

Breast feeding: Staying well hydrated and eating a well balanced diet is the best. There are no particular foods that will increase your milk production. Check to see if there is a la leche league near you. They are a group specializing in breast feeding and can be very helpful with questions like you have. ...Read more