I am struggling to develop enough milk to breastfeed my baby, what can I do?
Tara - posted on 02/05/2012
You could try yeast supplementation - the reason beer works is a combination of the yeast and the hops.
Try to relax (I know it is hard) because the more stressed you are the harder it is. Drink lots of water and eat properly because if you aren't bringing in enough calories and fluids into your body then you will have trouble making milk.
That being said, don't kill yourself over it. If you do wind up having to supplement with formula your baby will be fine.
Johnny - posted on 02/05/2012
Check out lowmilksupply.org
Also, fenugreek & shatavari. If you don't live in the US you can also get a prescription for a medication called Domperidone. I used it and managed to eventually build up a reasonable milk supply.
I would also say, nurse as much as possible, on demand, and make sure your baby has a proper latch.
~â¥Little Miss - posted on 02/05/2012
This might sound weird, but I would drink a guiness beer when I was having problems with supply. Of course I would do it during a long stretch of not BFing (like baby sleeping) but it would really do the trick. It used to be that you have to pump your milk after having an alcoholic beverage, but you do not have to. It leaves your milk supply the same way it leaves your blood stream. It just takes a little time. Don't waste good milk.
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