There are a lot of things that you can do to increase your milk supply. The first step is to consult with a certified lactation consultant. She can advise you on herbs and perhaps correct your nursing technique if that is contributing to a lower milk supply. Fenugreek helps a lot of people. You really need to stay hydrated. It often helps to drink a big glass of water right before nursing. You can use a breast pump to increase your supply, too. I was advised to pump in the morning, about an hour after my first feeding of the day, because that is when your supply is at it's greatest, so it is a good time to increase the demand on your body to produce more. Other advice that I have heard is to pump immediately after a feeding. I drank Mother's Milk tea, which I found really helped me. My midwife suggested that I drink it in the late afternoon, when I was tired and my supply would likely need a boost. Good luck!
at 5:18 PM on Mar. 25, 2009