I've noticed my milk supply is getting lower. How can I keep my milk coming in at a good amount?

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Marie - posted on 07/02/2011

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Regina, I never thought of lying down while nursing to help keep up supply, I've just always done it! Lots of moms are scared to do this because they don't think they should sleep in bed w/thier babies. It totally makes sense, though! If you are lying down nursing, you are getting skin to skin contact, the rest and relaxation you need to produce milk and you are most likely nursing around the clock, which is also absolutely necessary! I have a friend who truly believes her body just isn't made for breastfeeding because she doesn't produce enough milk, yet she will not feed her babies around the clock! She allows her husband to do night feedings w/ formula, which surely causes her supply to drop. Sorry to get off on a tangent, but just remember, it's supply and demand, so nurse, nurse, nurse your baby!

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Regina - posted on 07/02/2011

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i had the same problem for months. After a lot of trial and error i found that pumping atleast 3 times a day, eating a little something and drinking a big glass of water after every feeding, and laying down while she nurses for atleast an hour 2 times a day really seemed to help. there are a lot of benefits from nursing while you lay with your baby. You get the skin to skin contact, you get rest, and if you are lucky enough to have a baby that will stay latched on that long you will continue to produce milk.

User - posted on 07/02/2011

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using a pump is good short term but i found it upset the fore/milk - hindmilk chemistry.... i used alfalfa sprouts, chick peas (not tinned), fenugreek is also recommended.... you can also try wild asparagus root... or google shatvar
(it works..) good luck!x

Melanie - posted on 06/30/2011

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pumps are good but some of us have a hard time with plastic. to me it was easier to just let the baby use me as a pacifier when i needed more milk.

Kimberly - posted on 06/29/2011

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Thanks Lilliana. I didn't think to do that. I have a pump here. So I will start doing that!

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