does Brewers Yeast help to lactate more?

Annette - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I have been trying to lactate more to feed my daughter who is 2 months old. She is now eating a lot more, but im producing enough.

Been trying the brewers yeast all week and i havn't noticed a difference. Should i continue or try something else

any thoughts?

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Sandy - posted on 05/01/2010

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Keep going maybe every couple of days and make sure you drink plently water - at least 8 glasses per 24 hours. I still have a jug of water by my bed even though I have stopped feeding between 10 pm and 7am

Lara - posted on 05/01/2010

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When my son was that bitty I sometimes had him return to the original breast to nurse (I described it as him taking 3 or even 4 boobs in a meal). The fat is in the hind milk, so even though the flow is much less it is filling. and you are never drained totally dry, though it can feel like it. The problem with supplementing with formula is your body will continue to not produce the extra milk your baby needs. If you supplement (even with pumped breastmilk) it's best to pump, regardless of how little you get, to let your body know more is needed. Good luck!

Annette - posted on 04/30/2010

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Bought some Organic Mother's Milk Tea, see if that works for me. It has fenugreek with a few other herbal things.

Melissa - posted on 04/30/2010

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You may want to also try letting her nurse a little longer than 15 min... my LC recommended no longer that 25 mins. Hope this helps more.

Sandy - posted on 04/30/2010

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I used Yeast now and then especially when I felt the supply was low or she went through a growth spurt. Maybe its phsycological but I felt it helped.

Annette - posted on 04/29/2010

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shes not acting full and i still have to substitute formula 1-4oz depending on her.And thats still from feeding her on both sides for 15 min

Jacquelyn - posted on 04/29/2010

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How are you so certain that oyu aren't making enough? After the beginning period your breasts may not feel as full or have a let down you can feel but if your baby is acting full or having wet diapers you are probably producing plenty

Annette - posted on 04/29/2010

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well i made some lactation cookies with oatmeal in them, worth a shot to try it out lol. Then next step would be fenugreek.

Melissa - posted on 04/27/2010

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Oh and my pedi said that it would take a couple of weeks before you had a noticable difference so maybe give it a little longer.

Melissa - posted on 04/27/2010

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Never heard of Brewer's Yeast but my pedi recommended Fenugreek for me when I wanted to start pumping (but I still couldn't get it out so I just continued to BF). It definitely helped me to produce more but you smell like maple syrup.. lol

Jennifer - posted on 04/27/2010

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It's worth a try! Oatmeal lactation cookies contain brewers yeast. Make sure you're drinking enough water, eat oatmeal, brewer's yeast, and fenugreek. There's more tips posted at the top of this forum for low milk supply.

Martita - posted on 04/27/2010

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Oatmeal! Two servings a day helped me.. :) Never heard about the Yeast solution.

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