i want to get more breast milk

Lauren - posted on 09/22/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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i need to learn to get more breast milk to do just pump right after feeding baby antionettie

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Celeste - posted on 09/24/2013

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That's not quite accurate.. You make one kind of milk. However, the more often you nurse, the fattier the milk will be. Per kellymom: "Research indicates that fat content of the milk is also determined by how empty the breast is (emptier breast = higher fat milk), rather than by the time of day or stage of the feed." So, in order to "empty" the breast, you've got to nurse more often.


Here's a link about milk production and how to increase it.
http://kellymom.com/pregnancy/bf-prep/mi...

More on foremilk/hindmilk:
http://thefunnyshapedwoman.blogspot.com/...

Also, there is a link at the top of the community about how to tell if baby is getting enough and what does *NOT* mean low supply.

But, please come back and give more info so that we can give you the correct information to help you

Silje - posted on 09/24/2013

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Its true the baby controls your supply, but if you are stressed and dont eat right, the supply may decrease. You should make sure the baby empties one breast before you offer the other, then you are sertain that the baby gets the good fatty milk.
Btw. Alfalfa sprouts are a good help for increasing supply.

Celeste - posted on 09/23/2013

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Firstly, why do you think you need to increase your supply? Many times, moms think their supply is low when in reality, their supply is perfect. Milk is made as baby needs it. As long as baby is getting enough diapers, depending on their age, your supply is fine.

Having said that, the best way to increase supply is to nurse more often. Supply works on supply and demand. More demand=more milk

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