increasing milk supply

Michaela - posted on 02/07/2010 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 3 month old son and I were both sick last weekend with a horrible cold and since then I have felt like my milk supply has been really low. He has been wanting to eat a lot more frequently and I am not sure if it is because he is feeling better, going through his 3 month growth spurt or my milk supply is down. I have increased my water intake, started pumping again, and increased calories to see if that would help. I have also tried drinking Mother's Milk tea but can't bring myself to drink another cup, that stuff is disgusting! Any other advice to try to increase my supply? Thanks.

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Joanne - posted on 02/21/2010

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My mother-inlaw told me that oatmeal will increase milk supply. I haven't tried it, but you never know..

Jennifer - posted on 02/20/2010

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You can take Fenugreek capsules along with Blessed thistle, both are available online. I hope by now it's been resolved.

Sarndra - posted on 02/20/2010

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ooooooooooh thats interesting about the cabbage cause I was told to use cabbage leaves on breast to dry up my milk which it did help when I was weaning, maybe it has two meanings of its uses. I used lactation drops which you can get from a naturopath which helped wonders (I'm not a great fan of tea either) or there is this other stuff called milk flow which you can get from your health shop :) I'm hoping this is sorted by now though :)

Carla - posted on 02/07/2010

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My doctor told me to use cabbage, put a peice on each breast. and also like Diane said let ur baby feed when ever he needs. try massaging ur breast as u feed ur baby too.

Diane - posted on 02/07/2010

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The best way to increase your milk is to let your son feed as often as he needs to and the more he sucks the more milk you will produce. He could be going through a growth spurt! My daughter is feeding every 1-2 hrs at min cos of a growth spurt. Hth x x

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