Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

How do i increase my milk supply ?

Answer Question
 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 6:34 PM on Nov. 16, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

Answers (5)
  • drink lots of water
    workenmom

    Answer by workenmom at 6:41 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • Honestly, talk to a lactation consultant. There are several different things people say work, but only a pro can determine what's best for you. You don't want to waste time experimenting with this.
    KatieCrandall

    Answer by KatieCrandall at 7:05 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • What's the problem? Age? Eating habits? Anything besides nursing? What makes you feel you are low?
    Krysta622

    Answer by Krysta622 at 8:57 PM on Nov. 16, 2008

  • Lots of stuff! The best is lots of water and nursing on demand. The less time baby is at the breast, the more your body thinks it shouldn't produce milk. You can also try Mother's Milk Tea or Fenugreek tablets. Also, contact your local La Leche League. LLL offers free breastfeeding help and support to mothers around the globe. And also, don't judge what you make by how much you pump since no pump can work as well as your baby. If you're using that method to check supply, it's really wrong. Instead, make sure baby is getting plenty of wet dipes and if you must, have a nurse/lactation consultant/doctor weigh them before and after a feeding.
    NoNonsenseMama

    Answer by NoNonsenseMama at 12:16 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

  • you can purchase herbal supplements like fenugreek or mother's milk tea from a healthfood store or from a vitamin store like gnc or vitamin shoppe.
    you can also try eating oatmeal, not the instant kind but the kind that comes in the big cannister.

    like another mom mentioned, make sure you're drinking plenty of water. :)
    heatherama

    Answer by heatherama at 12:28 AM on Nov. 17, 2008

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.
close Join now to connect to
other members!
Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN