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I am having trouble supplying breast milk and i am using fenugreek to help out and it is have you had problems with thus product or Erhard your opion on this product?

 
marleni_sergio

Asked by marleni_sergio at 6:26 PM on Apr. 19, 2013 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • #what's lol
    marleni_sergio

    Comment by marleni_sergio (original poster) at 6:27 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Try www.motherlove.com. I had a bit of luck with an herbal supplement called More Milk Plus, which contains several different plant extracts.
    Ballad

    Answer by Ballad at 6:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Why do you think your supply is low? Remember to do a diaper count, it's the most reliable way to tell if your supply is ok or needs boosting.

    Baby wanting to eat more all a sudden might be a growth spurt or boosting your supply the way babies do, by nursing more.
    balagan_imma

    Answer by balagan_imma at 7:30 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Increase the Feeding Schedule – The most effective way to increase your milk production is to increase the frequency of feedings each day. You should encourage your infant to nurse often.
    Express Milk – If you find that your child is not willing to increase the number of feedings, you may want to express milk from your breasts either by hand or breast pump. This will ensure optimal levels of milk production. Keep in mind that it is not necessary to keep or store the expressed milk, unless your baby is also bottle fed at a caregivers.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 7:31 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Use Both Hands – If you are able to drain both breasts at each feeding, your breast milk supply will increase quickly. However, it is important to offer the first breast to your child and finish the first before offering the second breast. The benefit here is that your child will receive the ‘fatty hindmilk’, which is important for growth and nutrition.
    Let Baby Dictate – Always let your infant feed for as long as he wants. Allow your child to dictate the length of each feeding session. Your child may feed until he falls asleep or simply detaches from the breast.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 7:32 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Check the Latch – It is critical to ensure that your infant is latched onto your breast properly and is well positioned for each nursing session. Obviously, the child will receive more milk at each sitting if latched properly and in turn, this will increase your milk supply.
    Eliminate Substitutes – Get rid of soothers, sippy cups and other substitutes that you may be using to pacify your baby when he is not nursing. By providing only one source of sucking, your baby will be more likely to feed vigorously at each feeding.
    Use Herbal Remedies – There are many safe and proven herbal remedies that can help to increase your milk production quickly. The new most popular are fenugreek and milk thistle. Both are safe for mother and baby, and will assist in increasing milk supply within a few short days.
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 7:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Also the ladies in the Breastfeeding group are a wealth of information. Good Luck and stick with it :)
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 7:33 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • Ok thanks you guys this is good advice :-)
    marleni_sergio

    Comment by marleni_sergio (original poster) at 7:58 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • How much fenugreek are you using i had to do 3 pills 3-4x a day lol
    LostInMyMind

    Answer by LostInMyMind at 9:42 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

  • I'm taking 1 every other day cuz I'm scared I might harm my bby I don't know any body that had used it
    marleni_sergio

    Comment by marleni_sergio (original poster) at 10:28 PM on Apr. 19, 2013

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