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how do i build my milk supply? i have not been breastfeeding much cause she is not getting enough milk. i have been pumping but not getting much at all??? what to do


Asked by Anonymous at 3:23 PM on Feb. 17, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Breastfeed more. Most effective tool to stimulate milk production is your baby. Also are you drinking enough fluids. In order to produce milk you must be fully hydrated.

    Answer by FuzNet at 3:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

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    Answer by staciandababy at 3:25 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • You won't see an increase unless you put her to breast. Count dipes. 6-8 changes per day means there's plenty of milk. Nothing else counts BUT the diaper count.

    Please drop by the Breastfeeding Moms group for more help and answers.

    Answer by gdiamante at 3:54 PM on Feb. 17, 2010

  • One- put her to the breast and nurse more and on demand. Best way to increase supply EVER. Two- oatmeal, at least a bowl a day. Don't know why, but it works. Three- drink lots of water, at least 64 ounces a day (or as much as you can stand without turning into a fish:) Just out of curiosity and don't want to sound rude, how do you know she was not getting enough milk? Pumping can make it harder for you to maintain your supply, especially if she is not on the breast at all. If you are going by pump output as to how much she is getting, know that average pump output for a normal breastfeeding mom is .5-1.5 ounces total from both breasts per session. Babies are more efficient than that, and get more milk out. Best supply gauge: diaper counts, a minimum of 6-8 wet or dirty diapers in a 24 hour period is what you should see.

    Answer by preacherskid at 3:57 PM on Feb. 17, 2010