How can I safely increase my breast milk?

Pumping. Breast milk production is largely an "on-demand" system. This allows you to keep up with baby's needs as they grow. Pumping between feeding can help to increase your production. Just place the expressed milk in labeled bags and store in the freezer for later use.

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I was just wondering how can I increase my breast milk production?

Nurse often and pump. If you are trying to increase your milk production try to nurse your infant every 2-3 hours during the days, no more than 30 minutes of total feeding. After the feeding i would try to pump for 10 more minutes using a good electric pump. Make sure to drink plenty of water and eat well. Breast feeding is a sensitive supply and demand system and the more the baby demands the more milk you'll make. Read more...

How to increase my breast milk flow?

Make sure you are. well hydrated...drink plenty of healthy fluids such as water and low fat milk.Nurse often, which will stimulate milk letdown and release, but not so much that you get sore.Also, make sure you are nursing in a quiet restful area,so that you can relax and enjoy the closeness with your baby.Stress may decrease the flow, so try to relax.If you feel your milk supply is not good, please talk to your MD. 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...

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...

How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

Keep going! Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. Read more...

I was given the anti-emetic drug motillium to increase my breast milk supply but I was wondering?

Can't answer. Not avail in us, so relative unknown. Appears as cat c, "unknown risk" but probably safe. Similar to Reglan (metoclopramide) used in us which is cat b, considered safe. Read more...

How can I increase breast milk production?

See below. Fen u greek and brewers yeast have been used to increase breast milk production. You can also try pumping. Read more...

My daughter is 12 days old but I have no enough breast milk for baby requirment how could I do for increase breast milk?

Tea. Mother's milk tea is wonderful for increasing supply as is a homeopathic remedy called ricinus. Chinese medicine and acupuncture / acupressure can also increase your supply. You may also need your thyroid checked as that can be a silent cause of no milk production. Also talk to a certified lactation consultant...I hope it improves! Read more...

How to increase flow of breast milk?

The best stimulant.. ...For milk production is a baby sucking on the breast frequently. That said, in order for a mom's body to make lots of milk, she needs to be taking care of her own nutritional needs. She needs to be drinking enough water and eating a good healthy diet. Read more...