Is it possible to experience a low supply of breast milk on one side?

Yes. Have both of your breasts developed normally? There is a condition known as poland's syndrome where one breast (and in severe cases, the underlying pectoralis muscle) does not develop. In patients with this condition, breast milk does not come in on the affected side. Even with normal breast development, it is possible that you have more milk glands on one size than the other.
Yes. This is very common. Many women produce more milk from one breast than the other. Try feeding the baby first on the breast that produces less milk.

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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...

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...

My breast milk supply is low. Anyone heard of shatavari supplement? Is it safe to take?

Yes...Do Not Know. It is an herbal product derived from an asparagus plant. It is said to increase milk supply. I found no research supporting its effectiveness. There are reported side effects including allergic reactions and possible problems with kidneys. There is absolutely nothjing proving that it is safe for the infant. I would probably not use it. Read more...

Possible to recover breast milk supply after stopping?

Yes. It depends on how long you have been stopped. It is a challenge but can be done. I suggest you find a lactation consultant in your area to help. There longer you have been stopped the harder it will be to recover. Read more...

I was just wondering how can I boost up my breast milk supply?

Herbs. Mothers milk tea. Fenugreek and blessed thistle have also been known to help. Homeopathic remedy ricinus 6c can help. Acupressure points (see a practitioner to learn them) can also boost your supply. Good luck! Read more...

Is there a relationship between fenugreek and breast milk supply?

Increases lactation. Fenugreek supplementation has been successfully used by many women to increase lactation and breast milk supply. Read more...

Can eating less calories foods decrease the breast milk supply?

Should not decrease. If a person is eating plenty of foods and drinks, but dropped the number of calories (for example, by getting rid of the sugar and excess carbs in the foods and drinks), her body should make milk just fine. Her body has plenty of stored calories for use in milk-making... Which is why breast-feeding helps a woman lose weight if she eats fewer calories than needed each day. Read more...

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...

What can I do to boost up my breast milk supply?

Super breastmilk! There are many ways to increase breast milk supply. After nursing your baby, you can use an electric pump for another 10 minutes to stimulate supply. Also, you can take a vitamin supplement called fenugreek, drink a tea called mother's milk plus (sold at whole foods), and drink a non alcoholic malt beer like goya. Lastly, drink plenty of fluids. Godd luck! Read more...

Can you tell me how I could boost up my breast milk supply?

The hard way . Unfortunately the only proven way is to nurse often and then pump after each session, and to start this process early. There are home remedies that various cultures have used for ages, there are supplements that may provide variable success, but frequent nursing is the most established way. . Read more...