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how can i get more milk?

I've been pumping 7-8 times a day and I still feel as if my milk is low. I make approximately 1 ounce per hour. We had to go the bottle route due to constant fighting during meal time and frustration on both our parts. She also has acid reflux and throws up most of her meals if she isn't sitting up for at least 30 minutes after each feeding. No matter how long I pump or how often I can't get more than 24 ounces in one 24 hour period. I'm starting work again soon and I will need some reserves... but I can't seem to get more than an ounce ahead. Please Help!!


Asked by kimeg04 at 8:21 PM on Jul. 27, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (12)
  • 24 ounces is actually her daily need... Mother's Milk Tea is available at MANY stores but the health food store is your best bet.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:47 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Don't give up on getting the baby to re-latch. It will be worth the effort. see getting baby back to breast/HELP my baby won't nurse! then visit visit exclusive pumping Also take time to go to Dr. Jack Newman

    Then learn how to pump more efficiently by going here: PUmping is very difficult because no pump is as good as a baby.

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:27 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Some women just can't get production when they pump. I couldn't but my baby was able to get milk fine. I was convinced that I was not making enough milk with my oldest. I even got a prescription for Reglan....and I still couldn't get any production from pumping.

    Answer by Syphon at 8:25 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Drink more liquids

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Forgot to can try fenugreek which is an herbal supplement (sold at GNC and similar places). I've also heard that drinking malta and eating oatmeal helps with supply.

    Answer by Syphon at 8:27 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Drink the Mothers Milk tea made with fenugreek or take the fenugreek capsules. Drink plenty of fluids and eat good food regularly. Keep pumping and trying to relatch. Some women need silence and a picture or intense concentration on their little one to make milk. Are you relaxed?

    Answer by LeeLeeCandleGrl at 8:36 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Yeah, I'm usually not into herbal remedies, but I will vouch for the Mothers Milk tea; it did increase my milk production.

    Answer by mogencreative at 9:09 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • we try to latch every day, but she won't do it. also it makes her sick and throw up if she isnt' sitting straight up. Can you get mothers milk tea at most stores??

    Comment by kimeg04 (original poster) at 9:21 PM on Jul. 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.

    Answer by rkoloms at 9:37 PM on Jul. 27, 2010

  • Have you had a visit with a lactation consultant? I could never get much from pumping, but all 5 of my babies got plenty from breastfeeding.

    Answer by missanc at 9:56 PM on Jul. 27, 2010