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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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I am considering using chia seeds to help increase my breastmilk supply?

OK: Patients frequently do this, the results that have been reported to me are usually positive. A few do not find any improvement. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply?

How can I increase my breast milk supply?

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

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My breast milk supply is very low in one breast. 7oz in one and 2-3oz in other. Can I increase that one boob?

Maybe, yes: Using the more productive breast more frequently and giving the least milk productive breast more "rest" by alternating the suckling or expression of milk. However, it still may not be as productive because of a reduction in milk ducts compared to the other breast. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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 ...Read more