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Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

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

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What can I do to increase my milk supply while pumping?

What can I do to increase my milk supply while pumping?

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

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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 m  breastfeeding +formula feeding my one month old baby.what can i do to increase my milk supply?  As expressing milk is NT possible

More breastfeeding: You need to increase the episodes of breastfeeding a day in order to increase supply. For example if you breastfeed 4 times a day, you need to increase to 5x/day, then 6x/day, etc ...Read more

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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?

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?

Many things: 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

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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

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

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I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to increase my milk supply?

I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to 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. ...Read more

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How can I increase my milk supply?

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 more

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Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

Can you tell me how I could 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. 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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How can I increase my milk supply as fast as possible?

How can I increase my milk supply as fast as possible?

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

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What will increase my milk supply?

What will increase my milk supply?

Longer time and freq: Feed frequently every 2-3 hrs, feed longer duration each time (20 minutes/side). Try not to get uptight. Drink plenty of fluids. ...Read more