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Brestfeeding How do you produce more milk? Please read!!!!

hay ladies i brestfeed and use formula but my little one that is 3months has more of the bottle during the day, but when she is half asleep she has it and i was wondering if you get that pump expresser thing, and express i was wondering would that produce more milk or not and how can you express more milk????!!!!....

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Lisa_7777

Asked by Lisa_7777 at 1:49 AM on Jun. 27, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Increase your liquids.
    jamesonjustines

    Answer by jamesonjustines at 1:51 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Not sure exactly what you are talking about here, but the more often you empty your breasts, the more milk you will produce. If you want to start pumping, pump an hour after you nurse. Also, nursing more will up your supply as well.
    rhianna1708

    Answer by rhianna1708 at 1:52 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • the more you nurse the more milk your body makes.. supply and demand
    MomNbabyGirl009

    Answer by MomNbabyGirl009 at 1:56 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • If you have a breast pump, pick a few times during the day to pump every day to increase your supply. The more you pump the more you will produce. Also, there is an herb called Fenugreek that can be found at health food stores that help to increase milk production. You will need to pump every hour to hour and a half to really jump start your supply and then continue to nurse on a regular basis. Most hospital rent out pumps for not too much money. They are sanitized and more efficient than the manual ones.
    lawmom27

    Answer by lawmom27 at 2:07 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • I'd start dropping the formula. Nursing is supply and demand. If you nurse more, you will produce more. Since you are supplementing a lot, I wouldn't just drop the formula all at once, but maybe every 2-3 days, begin replacing one bottle with a breast feeding. A pump will help, but some women don't respond well to a pump. Don't panic if you pump, and don't get much or anything out, the stimulation from the pump will help your supply. Check out your local La Leche League, they can help, and although membership is $40 a year, you do NOT need to be a member to attend meetings or get help from a leader. LLLI.org for more information, and to find your local group.
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 7:18 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • This is what worked for me when I was having supply issues:

    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 7:32 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

  • Ditch the bottles and formula and put baby to the breast if you want to produce more milk. Baby is way more efficient at getting milk than a pump.
    Christina807

    Answer by Christina807 at 10:32 AM on Jun. 27, 2010

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