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how can i have more brest-milk? what should i do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:09 PM on May. 10, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • nurse nurse nurse! eat small healthy meals throughout the day, drink plenty of water, dont offer formula, if you have been pumping, do it in the morning and between feedings, or just when you are engorged. nursing when the baby is hungry is truly the best way to keep your supply going strong (supply and demand!) once your supply is well established, you will always produce enough at each feeding to make the baby full!
    Owl_Feather

    Answer by Owl_Feather at 9:12 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • I heard that eating oatmeal can help :) i nurse on demand, so i have TONS of milk ALL the time. I would say nurse on demand and make sure you're getting enough rest too.
    piercedbeauty21

    Answer by piercedbeauty21 at 9:36 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • What is the problem? Why do you think you are low?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:44 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • Nursing on demand is the best way to build supply. Why do you think you don't have enough?
    MoonLover06

    Answer by MoonLover06 at 10:18 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • first determine if you have low supply for real
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html#supply

    then heres how to increase it
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html#supply

    and here
    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/oatmeal.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbal_galactagogue.html
    http://www.kellymom.com/health/meds/prescript_galactagogue.html
    tabi_cat1023

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 10:25 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • My pediatritian recommended Fenugreek..You can get it at GNC. It makes you smell like maple syrup, but it works.
    Allisonsmommy01

    Answer by Allisonsmommy01 at 10:52 PM on May. 10, 2009

  • Nurse ALOT!
    CatherineBird

    Answer by CatherineBird at 1:17 AM on May. 11, 2009

  • The best thing you can do is nurse and make sure you are staying hydrated. How long have you been nursing? Around 2 months for both of my kids I thought my supply was decreasing because I didn't feel as full anymore but it was just my body being used to milk. You could also try Mother's Milk Tea, Fennel, yeast, oatmeal, or Fenugreek.
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 9:11 AM on May. 11, 2009

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