HOW TO INCREASE THE FLOW

Saranya - posted on 10/27/2013 ( 1 mom has responded )

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hi am mom of 3 month old baby...wenever i express my milk with hand, i get only 1 oz at 15 min. give me tips to increase my flow.. suggest me some foods increase flow

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Katherine - posted on 10/31/2013

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Are you trying to build a freezer stash or is there another reason for expressing? I was never able to express by hand; a pump might work better. 1oz is actually a really good amount - remember that what you express is NOT a good indicator of what you produce and what your baby is getting. If you are expressing above and beyond what your baby is drinking, it will take time for your body to get the message and make more milk. If you are trying to build a freezer stash just in case, I would keep doing what you're doing and just freeze your milk an ounce at a time. It should be good for at least 3-6 months in a freezer. If your baby is happy and gaining weight well, there is most likely nothing wrong with your flow.

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