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What can I do to increase my supply of breastmilk?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeff Morrison
Obstetrics & Gynecology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Fluids

Increase your water intake and increase the frequency of breast feeding.

In brief: Fluids

Increase your water intake and increase the frequency of breast feeding.
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Dr. Suzanne Gilberg-Lenz
lots of rest too ask your doctor about fenugreek, fennel tea or a short term prescription for reglan
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Mark Diamond
Dr. Mark Diamond
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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Family Medicine
5 doctors agree

In brief: Nurse more often

The more frequently you nurse, the more milk your breasts will make.
Don't nurse more than 10 minutes on one breast. If the baby is still hungry, switch the baby to the other breast.

In brief: Nurse more often

The more frequently you nurse, the more milk your breasts will make.
Don't nurse more than 10 minutes on one breast. If the baby is still hungry, switch the baby to the other breast.
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
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Dr. Brandye Wilson-manigat
Obstetrics & Gynecology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Get enough sleep

In addition to increasing fluid intake and frequency of breastfeeding, getting adequate sleep and minimizing stress also help to improve breastmilk supply.
In the early days and weeks after the baby is born, there can be a lot of anxiety and stress surrounding caring for the baby and breastfeeding. It is important that you are well-rested to better cope with the challenges of a new baby.

In brief: Get enough sleep

In addition to increasing fluid intake and frequency of breastfeeding, getting adequate sleep and minimizing stress also help to improve breastmilk supply.
In the early days and weeks after the baby is born, there can be a lot of anxiety and stress surrounding caring for the baby and breastfeeding. It is important that you are well-rested to better cope with the challenges of a new baby.
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