How can you increase your milk supply?

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Calandra - posted on 07/03/2016

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I have increased my supply that was really low by drinking healthy nursing tea.

Wissem - posted on 04/30/2009

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eat , eat and eat
drink, drink and drink (water of course lol)
this is my own experience.

Gayle - posted on 04/29/2009

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I agree with everyones advice...

Remember what can reduct you milk is not drinking water, missing meals, working out too much, doing too much around the house, stress

Cassie - posted on 04/29/2009

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oatmeal, blessed thistle, fenugreek, lost of water, mother's milk tea. I make lactation cookies - basically an oatmeal cookie recipe with brewer's yeast added to it. the brewer's yeast + oatmeal work really well for boosting milk supply. and what everyone else said about pumping, feeding on demand. And less stress. My supply used to drop when I was stressed out.

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pump after every feeding, drink lots of water, make sure your feeding on demand if you baby wants to eat feed him/her, if none of this works there are different medicines you can take but I would try natural ways first. the more you baby eats the more your body will produce so you have to trick your body into thinking you need more milk.

Kelly - posted on 04/29/2009

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I was amazed how lots of water and putting baby on more often helped me get back up when I was sick and I was low. I have heard of Fenugrek from many moms. It's a herbal supplement meant to increase milk. I know nothing about it but do know of nurses who have suggested it to others with milk problems. Good luck.

Mindy - posted on 04/29/2009

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It's all about supply and demand...I agree w/the PP, pump & bf at least every 2-3 hrs!

TaShanique - posted on 04/29/2009

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There are supplements and teas you could take and drink like More Milk Plus. You could also bring the baby to breast more often even if the baby isn't hungry. The sucking stimulates milk production. Or you could begin pumping in between feedings to build up your milk supply.

Jennifer - posted on 04/29/2009

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Pump your milk as well as breastfeeding even if you don't need to. Also drink plenty of water!!

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