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Pumping: what supplements increase milk amount?

I have started to work a part time job and and my daughter is not just satisfied with formula. How can I increase my supply to build a nice stash of breast milk? Fenugreek capsules ( 610 mg) don't seem to be doing the trick. :/ Any other supplements, and how much/how long I should pump for?

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Miss-Baby-Baker

Asked by Miss-Baby-Baker at 6:46 PM on May. 19, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • There is also a tea called Mother's Milk tea, it doesn't taste very good, but it brought my supply up.
    NAT24ROXY24

    Answer by NAT24ROXY24 at 6:54 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Thanks!
    Miss-Baby-Baker

    Comment by Miss-Baby-Baker (original poster) at 7:00 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I am not sure sorry
    mommy5409

    Answer by mommy5409 at 7:05 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • What worked for me was upping my calcium intake- a cup of almond milk every morning & a calcium supplement. I also added flaxseed meal to my diet, and drank brewer's yeast in a slug of OJ every morning. THAT tasted like hobo ass but it did the trick. Good luck!
    EgoTryptophan

    Answer by EgoTryptophan at 7:13 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Brewer's yeast supplements seemed to help me. Mother's milk tea did too.
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 7:20 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • Oh, and Lots, and lots, and LOTS of water!
    Eviesmommy

    Answer by Eviesmommy at 7:20 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • brewers yeast
    dramaMama407

    Answer by dramaMama407 at 8:44 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • steel Cut Oatmeal. :)
    liss05

    Answer by liss05 at 9:53 PM on May. 19, 2011

  • I'm so tired I couldn't think of the name of it and went sifting through my medicine cabinet. Acidophiles is a live enzyme supplement that my lactation consultant recommended to me and it really gave me a boost in my supply.
    slowyourrole

    Answer by slowyourrole at 4:59 AM on May. 20, 2011

  • The mother milk tea and oatmeal works for me. I only pump 3 times a day and 15 to 20 min each time, but I have a lot of supply so I only pump 3 times. I heard others need to put every 3 hrs , so depends how much you have
    Amy2079

    Answer by Amy2079 at 11:43 AM on May. 20, 2011

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