My milk is sooo low please help!

Kristina - posted on 08/16/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )




Ok guys I am desperate literally desperate for help. Ive talked to a lactation consultant, my doctor, WIC, and numerous other people. NO ONE is helping and I am at my witts end. I have been exclusively breastfeeding my son since he was born. I had plenty of milk up until about a month ago. My milk has dropped Id say like 75%. The doctor wont give me anything to increase lactation and I have been taking fenugreek 3x a day trying to get my supply back up. Im drinking plenty of water and I am punping/nursing every 2 hours for a minimum of 20 minutes.

I have heard that reglan helps get your supply back up. Has anyone tried using it? If so does it work?

Also I know that you cant buy it in the United States anymore but Ive heard that domperidone works wonders! And that it used to be perscribed to nursing mothers all the time w/o any problems. I have read a lot of medical reports about it and talked to a few doctors who have perscribed it to patients before it was recalled. They all said the same thing that it works wonders and that 66% of mothers had an increase in their milk supply and had no side effects. I am seriously considering buying it from Canada. Has anyone ever tried it?

I just need some suggestions and help because I DO NOT want to give my little guy formula.


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Angela - posted on 08/17/2012




I haven't tried prescriptions, but I know my lactation consultant told me to use at least two herbs to increase supply. They are supposed to work better that way. You might want to try Breastea from

Before using this tea I could only pump 1/2 ounce. Now after drinking daily I am pumping about 5 ounces. I've been drinking it for awhile now. Hope this helps!

Dove - posted on 08/16/2012




Is your baby's doctor concerned? Other than that additional question I ditto everything Julianne posted.

Juliannemarie - posted on 08/16/2012




Whats making you think your milk is low? IS your son putting on weight? Does he have plenty of dirty diapers?(6+ a day) If so, your milk is fine. If your pumping less, that has nothing to do with the amount of milk your son is receiving. I couldn't pump at all with my first. She still grew and thrived.

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