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how do I increase breastmilk supply?

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Asked by chloesmama420 at 8:57 PM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • First thing is to breastfeed as much as possible, don't wait for your baby to be hungry, feed them anytime you can because that will increase your supply quicker and better than anything else. Other things you can try and pumping, eating oatmeal, drinking mother's milk tea, and take the herbal supplement Fenugreek, try taking 3 pills 3 times a day, that's what worked for me. good luck oh and join the breastfeeding mom's group, there's a ton of info on there.

    Answer by sixzilliondots at 9:15 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • pump right before you feed. the pump can only get whats in the boob and then the baby can get whats way up in there close to your arm pit. your milk ducts go way up your chest.

    Answer by annamcg18 at 9:33 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Nurse nurse nurse!
    And, join us in LLLCAFEMOM!

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 9:37 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Nursing is the number one way.

    Drop by the Breastfeeding Moms group here on CafeMom. There's a sticky post on the homepage listing all kinds of tricks.

    Answer by gdiamante at 10:30 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • of course put baby at breast but also sexual activity can help too it deals with the same chemical oxytocin so if you orgasum then your sending the same signals so sometimes even when you cuddle with your partner you can leak also try nipple stimulation just think of your baby when you do it

    Answer by mommynbabygirl at 8:10 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

  • I was always told it's all about supply and demand -the more you nurse or pump the more milk you will make. You also need to push fluids(they say water is best) and eat enough calories to produce the milk.

    Answer by BusyMom71 at 3:56 PM on Oct. 6, 2008

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