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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

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...

How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

Food and fluid. To increase production of milk, you need drink a lot of fluid, taking balanced food/diet, may increase some protein intake. But it is also varies in person. Good luck. Read more...

Will milk come in even if I'm not breastfeeding right away? Will the milk supply still increase? I don't wanna pump or breastfeed until my milk is in

Be like in nature! In nature, does the baby breastfeed first, or does the milk come in first? The answer is: the baby feeds at birth, right away on the Mom's breasts, but the milk comes in later, after 2 days. The baby does NOT wait 2 days with nothing to suck on, until Mom's milk comes. Also, Mom's milk comes BECAUSE her baby is sucking on her breasts every 2-3 hours. it helps to pump now and breastfeed now. Read more...

Are there any rx's that I can take to increase milk supply? I had a prior breast reduction that affected my ability to breast feed with my 1st baby.

Medications? There are a number of reasons for low milk supply, and surgery does not always affect milk supply. One medication, which is a natural hormone, nasal oxytocin, may help release the milk. There may be side effects, so please read about his before you ask your doctor. Also, check out lowmilksupply.Org which has a number of natural ways to help increase milk production. Read more...
Probably not. Unfortunately, most women who have had breast reduction can not produce enough to adequatley feed their babies, no matter what meds or herbs they take. These little ones will need supplementation for adequate calories for growth. But don't give up breastfeeding, the nutrients you give with breastmilk are very important. Just remember to supplement each time with a formala. Read more...
Discuss with M.D. Your obstetrician may be able to give you individual advice, and guidence. Read more...

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

This May Help. These may help in addition to nursing or pumping more often, stay well hydrated.Fenugreek supplements may help and appear safe.A course of the prescription drug Reglan (metoclopramide) helps some women.And above all make sure you are healthy with no hidden medical problems. Read more...
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...

Breastfeeding, but I have a very low milk supply. What can I do?

Breastfeeding. Before you consider " a low milk supply" you need to pay attention to your infant's growth. If the baby is gaining weight and the diapers you change are wet, you do not have a low milk supply. On the other hand if the baby is not gaining weight and the diapers are dry, you need to have the baby seen by a pediatrician right away. Read more...

I have low milk supply but not giving up. How will my baby benefit from partial breastfeeding beyond 6 months?

As long as you...... ....Breast feed, your baby will continue to get the perfect mix of fats, carbohydrates and proteins (at least while you're breast feeding), and will continue to get antibodies which augment his natural immune system. Read more...
Keep it up. Breastfeeding beyond six months always gives antibodies - and that really special closeness that simply goes with the territory! keep it up as long as it isn't exhausting or frustrating you to the point where it isn't worth it. Be sure you get plenty of fluids and adequate calories to make milk. A lactation consultant might be very helpful also. Read more...

How does breastfeeding on demand affect your milk supply?

It's the best way. Assuming everything is already going well, breastfeeding on demand is the best way to maintain your milk supply. Your breasts make more milk when they are emptied, so feeding on demand lets you respond to baby's growth spurts, illnesses, and anything else that comes up. Your body will match what baby needs. If you are having trouble, find a local IBCLC. Read more...