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i have a 1 month old and just stopped breastfeeding about a week ago. the formula i have her on is hurting her stomach. i want to start back up feeding again but i was concerned about a low milk supply before and now i am a little worried that i will produce even less. any suggestions on how to start back up again and increasing the milk supply

want to start breastfeeding again

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leslie0929

Asked by leslie0929 at 9:06 PM on Jan. 25, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • There is an herb called Fenugreek (works really good!!) that will increase your milk supply, also Milk Thistle. Both were deemed safe by my Dr. Also, when you are breastfeeding and feel like your supply seem low my Dr. told me to drink a beer. Only one, the yeast in the beer will increase your milk supply. The more often you nurse or pump the more your supply will increase. Good luck!
    Caoimhe_Oona

    Answer by Caoimhe_Oona at 9:10 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Pump Pump Pump
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • The more you nurse, the more milk you will have.
    LoriW

    Answer by LoriW at 9:14 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Put baby to breast! One week is nothin'. **grin**

    Drop by the breastfeeding Moms group...there's a sticky post in ncreasing supply that will help, and an aggregate of centuries of breastfeeding experience that you can draw on.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 9:15 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • Yep, join the breastfeeding moms group!

    Nurse, Nurse, Nurse, and pump pump pump.. eat oatmeal, drink plenty of fluids, take fenugreek or drink mother's milk tea! :)

    celticreverie

    Answer by celticreverie at 9:28 PM on Jan. 25, 2009

  • skip the pumping and nurse your baby.
    try the supplements that have been suggested to help boost your milk supply and get in contact with your local la leche league, they can help!
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 1:19 AM on Jan. 26, 2009

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