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My daughter's milk is drying up. Is there anything she can do? No, she won't drink a beer. Too afraid of starting a habit she couldn't quit?


Asked by Prayerpartner at 5:43 AM on Sep. 2, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • NO supplemental bottles.

    Nurse frequently- Every time the baby cries, shove a boob in its mouth!

    Drink at least 8-10 glasses of water every day.

    Take Fenugreek.

    Drink Mothers Milk Tea.

    If she *must* pump, do so at least a hour after feedings, and remember that not everyone responds to a pump and it can cause her supply to drop further.

    The 3 most important things are nursing on demand, and often- for AS LONG AS THE BABY WANTS. Drinking water, and NOT giving ANY supplemental bottles, even ones with breast milk in them.

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 6:54 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • She nurse that baby as frequently as possible, The baby's sucking is the greatest trigger of the hormone that produces the milk. There are also some foods that may increase production such as oatmeal. It's not the beer that increases the milk supply it's the barley that's in the beer.

    Answer by beckcorc at 6:08 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • She should also make sure she's keeping well hydrated. She should be getting around 10 glasses of water a day.

    Answer by Mom2unangel at 6:10 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • 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 6:42 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • Let's define "drying up." How old is baby? How many dipes? Dipe count is the ONLY indicator of supply, NOTHING ELSE. You don't mention baby's age. But.l..99 percent of the time when a mom thinks she's drying up, she has merely regulated and all she neds to do is stop worrying.

    1. Breasts not full? Regulation.

    2. Pumping less? Regulation.

    3. Fussy baby? Growth spurt or teething.

    4. Less than about five changes per day, wet AND poop? THAT is drying up.

    Send her over to the breastfeeding moms group fro some help. But if she's only experiencing itmes 1,2 or 3...she needs to do NOTHNG but continue to nurse ON DEMAND. No herbs needed.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:54 PM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • how does she know she is drying up? If baby's output is 6-8 wet diapers that's plenty (unless the baby is a week old or less then the have fewer wets).

    Answer by amileegirl at 8:16 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • EVERYTHING ObbyDobbie said...EXACTLY.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 7:12 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • I'm taking mothers milk tea, it worked for awhile but now im adding the fenugreek to the mix b/c im still drying up. On a side note some people HAVE to pump. I dont want to I have to and if thats the case then its ok. But let baby on the nipple as often as they want especially at night when the milk supply is at its highest. good luck!!! I also do the comfort nursing to let him on even more during the day

    Answer by Nienna7477 at 7:16 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • **She should .... Sorry for the typo, it's early here!

    Answer by beckcorc at 6:11 AM on Sep. 2, 2010

  • What makes you/her say this? How old is baby? Is baby eating anything else?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 9:00 AM on Sep. 2, 2010