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Asked by MSGONZALEZ at 12:40 AM on Feb. 2, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can go to GNC and get a tea called Mother's Milk. It helps to boost you milk supply and is totally natural. Also power pumping will boost it. To power pump you need to pump for ten min. stop for ten min, then continue pump for ten and so on for one hour. Do both sides like this and it will boost your supply. Also go into the shower with a hand pump and allow the hot water to run on your breast. This will cause a let down and you can pump while in the shower with the hand pump. These are just a few things that I would do to boost my supply. Good Luck.

    Answer by melliesmom1207 at 12:50 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • your doctor can give you some medicine, or you can try fenugreek. i also heard that gatorade works

    Answer by aliciatron at 12:42 AM on Feb. 2, 2009


    It's a great website with TONS of breastfeeding information. And yes, fenugreek does work well. There is information about it on the Kellymom website also. Good luck!

    Answer by heather.huckaby at 12:45 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Don't take the FENUGREEK. I asked my doctor. He said that that herbal medicine isn't good because it doesn't have to be fda approved so you never know what else has been added to it.

    Answer by Mommatoobe at 1:06 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Please drop by the Breastfeeding Moms group so we can do some Q&A and help you out. There's also an "Increasing Supply" tips sticky on the group homepage.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:07 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Fenugreek is a perfectly fine herbal supplement to take. Yes, pp is correct on the fact that it is not FDA approved for increasing milk. But it's also not MEDICINE- it's an HERB. And it works wonders. Although, it will make you smell like maple. :) is a great resource on this topic.

    Also, what makes you think you have a supply problem? As long as your little one has 6-8 wet diapers per day, you're fine. If your baby seems hungry after a feeding, it could just be that he/she wants to suck.

    Answer by kynziesmom at 1:34 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • Sorry, I just now saw your previous post about why you think you have a supply problem. How old is your baby? If he/she is under 3 months old, it is normal for them to be endlessly nursing. If older, they could be going through a growth spurt. gdimante is right, babies will take a bottle if it is offered, whether or not they are hungry. Please check out this link, and good luck to you:

    Answer by kynziesmom at 1:38 AM on Feb. 2, 2009

  • pump a lot on a regular basis...

    Answer by JilliansMum at 2:07 AM on Feb. 2, 2009