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how to increase milk supply for twins

I have 1 month old twins and I'm suddenly unable to keep up with their feeding demands. any suggestions?

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Asked by LBD3910 at 10:01 PM on Nov. 15, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Is their diaper count low? Babies at that age should be making around 8 diapers/ 24 hours. if the diaper count is below 6 diapers/ 24 hours, then yes, you have a supply problem.

    The more you nurse the more milk you make. Your breasts have probably started to "level out" and they don't feel hard and full all the time. That's normal. There is still plenty of milk in there.

    Drink and eat plenty. Nurse nurse nurse nurse.

    There is a good breast feeding moms group here that you should join.

    Answer by ecodani at 10:05 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • u can try taking fenugreek! 3 pills 3 times a day! u should see and increase in about a week! try pumping between feeding! its supply and demand! if ur breast know to make more they will! good luck! u rock breast feeding twins!!!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 10:39 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • What makes you think/say you're not meeting their demand? You want to look at diapers to gauge supply. If you are changing 6-8 diapers in a 24 hour period (each baby) then they are getting enough. Is there anything specific that is concerning you?

    Answer by Krysta622 at 10:56 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • Growth spurt... just keep nursing!

    Answer by LeanneC at 11:00 PM on Nov. 15, 2010

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