What to do when losing your milk

Amy - posted on 05/05/2010 ( 10 moms have responded )

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My daughter is a new mom of a two month old girl. She went back to work after six and a half weeks. She was doing fine with breastfeeding, producing plenty of milk, until she got sick last weekend. Now she's producing about half of what she was. Any ideas on what will help her produce more?

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Bernice - posted on 09/28/2016

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I was losing my milk supply and did every possible remedy to increase it, but nothing worked until I started using Healthy nursing tea.

Diane - posted on 05/09/2010

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I had similar issues when I had mastitis for a month. In the end I pumped every hour, drank heaps of water, drank fenugreek tea after every feed and ate biscuits with oats, brewers yeast and linseed/flaxseed in them. I'm still doing all of this to get ahead with my milk for when I'm at school and when I go back to work. This has worked for me as my son is only 2 months old today and I just pumped 100ml from my left breast.

Rebecca - posted on 05/08/2010

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i got mastitis and my milk started to dry up so i went to the docter and he gave me a prescription which produces a hormone that producs milk

Anna-marie - posted on 05/06/2010

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that happened to me too....
i unfortunately lost mine altogether, which i was really upset about. so i can't help.
i hope your daughter gets it back. : )

all the best

Emily - posted on 05/06/2010

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Nurse, nurse, nurse as much as possible as milk production is supply/demand. Also add in more pumping sessions.

Amy - posted on 05/06/2010

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Yes, there's a tea from Traditional Medicinals called Mother's Milk. There's also one from earthmamaangelbaby.com. They help to boost milk production. Also, fenugreek and alfalfa. Have her research how much to take. Tell her to drink plenty of fluids, get plenty of rest, and try to relax. After about a week of the tea, plus the fenugreek and alfalfa, and drinking lots of water and resting, her supply should be back up. Also, if she nurses, have her pump every time after she nurses. If she's strictly pumping, tell her to pump every 2 1/2 hours on the dot. Good luck!

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