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Is there anything i can do to get my milk supply up?

I breast feed but don't have enough milk. When i'm at work i pump during my lunch but only get 1 oz on each side. I'm getting very frustrated but don't want to stop breastfeeding.

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1JANETTE

Asked by 1JANETTE at 11:52 PM on Nov. 29, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • have you tried pumping more often? i had this problem with my DD i was so mad cause i wanted to breast feed but i just wasnt able to produce enough milk :( had to switch to formula. i think certain foods help not positive though

    go to ivillage.com they have tips and stuff there good luck

    http://parenting.ivillage.com/baby/bbreastfeed/topics/0,,4rj0,00.html
    bonnie-jo

    Answer by bonnie-jo at 11:56 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • non-alcoholic beer I hear works wonders. It tastes like CRAP but I hear you will be producing like a cow if you drink it. You can get it at a natural grocer like Whole Foods Market.
    LovinEveryDay

    Answer by LovinEveryDay at 11:58 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Start pumping more often, the more you pump the more you will get. Also, make sure you are using a quality pump they are worth the investment. There's also an herb called fenugreek that will increase production, but it will make you smell like maple syrup and it may give the baby a little gas. Good luck mama!
    Slinkee

    Answer by Slinkee at 11:59 PM on Nov. 29, 2008

  • Pump for 10 minutes RIGHT after feedings. Even if nothing is coming out keep pumping. You can take Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle and Mothers milk tea all together. It will help. Also I've heard protien powder helps. Eat protien too. Breast milk needs protien to thrive.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:01 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • take alfelfa pills, u can buy them anywhere
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:51 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • Please stop by the Breastfeeding Moms group. There's a sticky post on incrfeasing supply, with every trick known to woman. I'd also like to know what pump you're using...some are garbage.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 2:45 AM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • Im using an evenflo double breast pump but will buy a medela pump next week
    1JANETTE

    Answer by 1JANETTE at 12:05 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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