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What are some ways to increase my breast milk flow?

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blondy061

Asked by blondy061 at 4:33 PM on Oct. 14, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Breastfeed whenever the baby is hungry and pump in between.
    Svetlana98usa

    Answer by Svetlana98usa at 4:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Pump and feed on demand
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 4:34 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • By the way, I heard that the baby is more effective at getting the milk out versus the pump. Good luck, and I hope that it works out for you.
    Svetlana98usa

    Answer by Svetlana98usa at 4:35 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Put baby to breast every time it makes a peep. Let baby nurse as long as it wants and do not remove it.


    Why do you think you need to increase flow?

    If baby is wetting AT LEAST 6 diapers a day, you have enough. Pumping only tells you how much you can pump and not how much baby is getting. If baby is fussy and acts hungrier than normal, it is having a growth spurt(feed more), if your breasts don't feel as full or stop leaking it only means they have regulated.
    BradenIsMySon

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 4:36 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • try mothers milk tea. i swear by it. also like others said pump and feed every on demand.
    anxious1stimer

    Answer by anxious1stimer at 4:36 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Pump more
    mamie2shoes

    Answer by mamie2shoes at 5:01 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Feed the baby on demand and pump when you're done. Drink lots and lots of water. Eat healthy. When you're pumping, you can rest and/or switch breasts a couple of times, and you may let down a couple of times.
    MeandMyBabes

    Answer by MeandMyBabes at 5:21 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Nursing and water are the best ways to increase supply. What makes you think you need to?
    new_mom808

    Answer by new_mom808 at 9:31 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Here's a Free Ebook about Herbs & Breastfeeding... You'll be shocked how many common foods can reduce your production! And it has a whole section about increasing as well... You can also get Milkmaid tea on the site as well, that stuff is awesome!

    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 11:14 PM on Oct. 14, 2010

  • Feed on demand, drink plenty of non caffeinated beverages. Drink one glass of wine in the evening.
    mmmegan38

    Answer by mmmegan38 at 10:02 AM on Oct. 15, 2010

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