low milk supply?

Kimberly - posted on 08/13/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )

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anyone experiencing or has experienced low milk supply? What were you going through? What did you do to fix it? And did it work? any help is appreciated!

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Ashley - posted on 08/15/2009

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If it is too low (not enough for baby) and increasing breastfeeding and pumping won't work, you can get a prescription for reglan from your OB doctor. Reglan increases milk supply and has little/no side effects if not taken long term (years).

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Bernice - posted on 11/15/2016

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I had severe breast milk supply issues and was trying hard to establish my supply. Nothing worked except Healthy nursing tea.

Sanaa - posted on 11/22/2015

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I had same happened with LO.I used Healthy Nursing Tea by secrets of tea to deal with low breast milk trouble. It`s safe and healthy for breastfeeding moms and build up enough milk supply.
GOOD LUCK!

Chelsea - posted on 08/21/2009

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My doctor prescribed Domperidone to help increase my milk production, I've only taken it for about a week but I am already seeing a difference.

User - posted on 08/20/2009

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Actually, i m also facing the same problem.. N all ur replies is helpin me.. Is it true that we should drink more milk to enhance the milk supply?

Alecia - posted on 08/20/2009

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DO NOT TAKE REGLAN! I am still having problems producing milk and I nursed my older son for 9 months with no problems. I was prescribed Reglan by my doctor and got horrible headaches every time I took it. I continued to take it anyway because it seemed to be working and I want to continue nursing. After I had taken about 14 pills I heard about a class action lawsuit because it is causing neurological damage. I can't believe they are prescribing this stuff at all let alone to nursing mothers. Now I just nurse for long periods at a time, which only works so well when you have a two year old too.

Kimberly - posted on 08/16/2009

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Thanks everyone!!! Since I started this post, my milk supply has increased and feedings are getting much better. What I did was feed the baby every 2 hours and pumped for 10 minutes after each feeding. I also took fenugreek and blessed thistle for a day. I feel as though my milk supply has increased. I am still not entirely where I want to be with the amount of milk I am making, but the baby is definitely satisfied after each feeding. My breast are also started to seem "full." Throughout this whole process, I am fortunate enough not to have resorted to formula or frozen breast milk as supplementation. Thanks again, things are getting better.

Maegan - posted on 08/15/2009

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I had what I thought was low milk supply at about 6 weeks. I was told by the lactation consultant that he could be going through a growth spurt in which he regulates how much milk he needs and that's what you produce. But I was worried and started pumping after feedings and things are great now!

Katrina - posted on 08/15/2009

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There are also Lactation Cookies that you can make. They have brewers yeast and a few others things in them. If you are interested in the recipe I can try and get it for you. I haven't needed to try them as I have the opposite problem of to much milk but I have heard good things about them from other mums. From memory there is a homeopathic spray that I THINK is called milk flo that is supposed to work aswell.

Alicia - posted on 08/15/2009

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I have heard of drinking what they call tiger milk brings in heaps of milk I know it's complan with other ingredients my cousin and sister in law used it and swear by it they got the recipe from their midwife. I always drink complan if I feel I don't have enough milk.

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most peoples milk drops off to a supply and demand level at the 6 week mark (i know mine did)...

i felt as though i wanted a bigger supply for my girl so i just increased the amount of feeds i give her during the day. she feeds probably every 1 1/2 to 2 hours... and i usually top her up if she is fussy before a nap.

it keeps her full and happy and she is still sleeping from 6pm - midnight every night so im happy. i can tell its working because im SOOO full at night.

pumping after every feed also helps, but more frequent nursing is the best way. took me about two weeks to build up my supply.

Katrina - posted on 08/14/2009

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If it is possible take baby to bed with you for 24 hours. Feed whenever baby shows an interest and let baby suck on the breast even if you feel like there is no milk left. The moe baby stimulates the breast the more milk your body will think it needs to make. Sleep while baby is asleep or just rest up in bed as you produce more milk when you are resting/sleeping. Good luck :)

Jennifer - posted on 08/14/2009

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I haven't had any problems with low milk supply, but I've heard it suggested that you pump after every feeding, whether you get anything out or not, to trick your body into thinking the baby is still feeding, so you'll produce more milk. I don't know if it works or not. Definately stay very well hydrated. Good luck!

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