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low breastmilk supply...

do you know anything to increase your milk supply?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:45 PM on Dec. 28, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • you need to buy a good electric pump (medela is gr8) and pump away! pump every 2 hours, or more if you need to. the more you pump, the more you produce. promise!
    snoober_k

    Answer by snoober_k at 6:56 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • What makes you think your supply is low? Lets start there...
    LeanneC

    Answer by LeanneC at 6:58 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Breastfeed more.

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 6:59 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • You don't have to pump to increace milk supply, ever. Babies are better than pumps.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 7:01 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I would start with increasing either nursing sessions or pumping between sessions. I would also visit Kellymom.com to find out about herbs to help with low supply. I followed some of their suggestions and I actually began to see an increase. I wish you luck and you probably don't have low supply it just seems like it. Also make sure that you are drinking a lot of water and eating the proper foods.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 8:20 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • Here is what worked for me:

    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.
    rkoloms

    Answer by rkoloms at 8:36 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

  • I'd also like to know what makes you think you are suffering from low supply. Often times, moms just THINK their supply is low, and make lots of extra work for themselves.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:48 PM on Dec. 28, 2009

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