ALL NONPRESCRIPTION REMEDIES LISTED HERE ARE AT YOUR LOCAL HEALTH FOOD STORE!!!!!
First and foremost, nurse! On demand, no matter how long, no matter how often. BABY is the best supply booster you can have.
Be sure you have a real suppply problem rather than a perceived one. Pumping only two ounces at a session is normal and isn't a supply problem. Changing fewer than six diapers per day DOES indicate a real supply problem.
If you're already nursing around the clock and pumping frequently and are still changing fewer than six diapers per day, then you can look at different techniques to increase your supply.
1. Water. 64 ounces daily.
2. Oatmeal. For some reason this can increase supply. Bowl a day.
If those two don't work, and you are not diabetic (gestational diabetes doesn't count), then you can add the following items from the health food store:
3. Fenugreek. Two capsules, three times a day. WARNING: Fenugreek is not recommended for people with diabetes, thyroid problems, or people on blood thinners. It can cause internal bleeding and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar).
4. Mother's Milk Tea. As directed on the box. WARNING: Contains fenugreek
5. More Milk Tincture. As directed.
6. Blessed Thistle (someone please add the dosage?)
If you're still not seeing improvement, then you can see about calling in the big guns. By prescription only:
Whatever you do, NURSING is the most important component of your plan. No galactagogue will be effective if you're not giving your body the stimulation it needs. So put baby to breast as much as possible.
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