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How can I increase my breastmilk supply?

My breasts have been really full and i can get alot out at feedings.
But the past day and a half my milk has been low. I dont know if it is because i pump more than feed my baby the breast.
What can I do to increase my supply?
I heard there was something called Fenugreek to help but dont know if it will work.. an pointers?

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Asked by Coensmom at 6:00 PM on Jun. 12, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • You can buy a tea called Mothers MIlk works an all i just didn't really like the taste...not a big tea fan!! But it does work...u should try it!! :) hope it helps! GOodluck

    Answer by se_wifenmom_xy at 6:09 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • oh and drink more water and dary stuff that helps out also!!

    Answer by se_wifenmom_xy at 6:10 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • Thanks I will try it. ....if I can find it lol

    Answer by Coensmom at 6:15 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • Drink water

    Eat oatmeal

    Drink Mother's Milk Tea

    Fenugreek worked wonders for me, however I am now taking a supplement that is a Lactation Blend and I think it works a bit better.

    Also, put your baby to the breast more. Your baby is more efficient at getting milk than pumps are.


    Answer by Cassieniccole at 9:54 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • The first step is determining whether or not you truly have a low supply. The reasons stated above DO NOT equal supply problem. Any other reason for thinking there is a problem?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:52 PM on Jun. 12, 2009

  • Nurse nurse nurse, more than you pump. Drop by the breastfeeding moms group for more help.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:28 AM on Jun. 13, 2009

  • Nurse frequently
    Drink lots of water, at least 6 oz every time you nurse and every time you pump
    Have lots of skin-to-skin contact with your baby
    Take brewers yeast tabs
    Look at pictures of your baby while you pump
    Wait at least an hour after nursing to pump.

    Answer by rkoloms at 3:35 PM on Jun. 13, 2009

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