boosting milk supply

Kathy - posted on 03/29/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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has anyone got any helpful suggestions on how best to boost a milk supply

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Stacey - posted on 03/29/2009

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I take a berry elixir (cant remember the name!) - you can buy it at the chemist/ shopping centre just ask. My clinic sister recommended I take 10 teaspoons of it in a litre of water a day - so I just carry around a 500ml water bottle with 5tsp mixed in - and have 2 a day, tastes really good and helps like you cannot believe!! My daughter was in hospital and I was stressed - thought my milk was drying up and I started this and by the next day I could have fed the nation ;) Hope this helps! - I also heard coke helps and definitely remember to drink water at every feed..

Riva - posted on 03/30/2009

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i used to take fenugreek and moringa oleifera capsules. they both worked great for me. the fenugreek is available at Whole Foods. The moringa  capsules are a bit tricky to find in stores. there are a few online stores like ebay that sell them but are worth it. aside from helping to boost my milk supply the moringa ones are also rich in protein, calcium, potassium, magnesium, vit a, vit c & iron.



also, make sure you're well hydrated. drinking too little water  lessens milk supply.



hope this helps.

Sheila - posted on 03/30/2009

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Brewer's Yeast....it can be found at any vitamin shop like GNC or Vitamine Shop, etc.  Making sure that you drink plenty of fluids is always helpful too.  In addition to regular nursing schedules you can pump in between to stimulate milk production.

Louise - posted on 03/30/2009

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I used herbal supplements which worked well. Fennel Tea and Fenugreek Tablets. The Fenugreek tablets you need to take 3 tablets 3 times a day (9 in total). This are available from health food stores.

Kylie - posted on 03/29/2009

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There is a tablet you can get from your doctor to increase your supply works really well if you also express I was on it when my daughter was about 6 months and she is now 16 months and we are still going strong. Hope this helps

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try stimulating around nipple about half an hour after feeds, it is the sucking motion that stimulates the milk supply. your partner can be a great help with this but not before the feed as this will take milk away from the baby.

Halley - posted on 03/30/2009

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When my milk supply drops i make sure i'm eating well, drinking lots of water and getting plenty of sleep (well as much as possible with a bub!!!). I also express small amounts after each feed as you generally make as much milk as is being used!!! good luck



i also notice when i worry about it too much (stress) my milk supply drops.....



hope this helps



 



 





Jacquie - posted on 03/30/2009

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hi don't take anything as it all goes into your milk whatever you ingest goes through your milk if you talk to your midwife or doctor or health nurse and they will all say just drink more water less caffine and express after a feed and you will produce more milk and its true it works. im breast feeding my second baby and had a problem with milk supply then just let them keep drinking and now i have heaps of milk. but let baby drink the more sucking or expressing the more milk is produced for next feed

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