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How do I increase my milk supply?

my 3 month old is growing so quickly, and my breasts aren't seeming to keep up... i feed her until they're both dry, and she's still hungry... the last few nights, i've had to supplement her last feeding with formula , and i really don't want to end up doing this forever... so PLEASE HELP!!

 
AudlyLuvly

Asked by AudlyLuvly at 4:37 PM on Nov. 26, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (4)
  • fenugreek and milk thistle worked for me with Ellie
    prinzesstephi

    Answer by prinzesstephi at 5:53 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Three months is growth spurt time. Just leave her on the breast,. as long as she wants to be there. Burp, offer the other side. You're never truly empty. And if she fusses, that's good...it stimulates your supply.

    Drop by the Breastfeeding Moms group; we have a sticky on the homepage with every trick known to woman for increasing supply. But likely you're doing just fine...only sign of a problem is a drop in dipe changes.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 4:49 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • try eatting oatmeal and drinking mothers milk tea. And yes I agree it is probably a growth spurt. If u supplement your supply will go down! here is a link for more tips to increase supply http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html
    here is a link to figure out if baby is getting enough http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/enoughmilk-older.html
    and here is a link on growth spurts and how to handle them http://www.kellymom.com/bf/normal/growth-spurt.html
    Lynette

    Answer by Lynette at 5:05 PM on Nov. 26, 2008

  • Yup, the tea and oatmeal. But I have heard it has to be the slow cooked oatmeal, not instant. Not 100% on that, so you may need to look it up. Good luck!
    chillemi78

    Answer by chillemi78 at 6:03 PM on Nov. 26, 2008