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How To Produce More Milk Without Breastfeeding
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
Well balanced diet: And plenty of fluid intake.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
What foods help produce more breast milk for breastfeeding or is there any vitamins that help produce more breast milk?
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
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
Iwas wondering in breastfeeding mothers what's more effective fluids or food?? and does eating more will produce more milk!!
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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