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how to increase milk supply?

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Asked by ahappy at 4:15 PM on May. 18, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Why do you think your supply is low? How old is your baby? A little more info would really help!
    Basically the more milk you take out, the more milk you will make. Nurse your baby more frequently when you need to increase supply.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 4:20 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Nurse more often. Let baby pacify on breast even when they are not eating. Pump for 15 mins on each breast after feeding baby. Fenugreek is an herb that can help too. The pumping for 15 mins on each breast really helped me with my daughter. I have a good supply now just from a month of that. But let baby eat first beacuse they get more milk out than a breast pump. Also increase the amount of water you drink a day.

    Answer by Charlies_mommy at 4:34 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Yes, why do you think your supply needs help?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 4:49 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Drink lots of water. Nurse at least once an hour. Pump before nursing or on the other side while you nurse. Take brewers yeast tabs. Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Look at a picture of your baby while you pump. Relax.

    Answer by rkoloms at 4:56 PM on May. 18, 2009

  • Stop by the Breastfeeding Moms group and check out the "How to increase supply" sticky on the resources forum.

    Remember that the only indicator of low supply is the dipe count.

    Answer by gdiamante at 5:04 PM on May. 18, 2009

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