Breast feeding

Tiffany - posted on 08/21/2013 ( 4 moms have responded )

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Should u still pump even though not much milk is coming out , to produce more milk?

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Sylvia - posted on 09/07/2013

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pumping will only maintain what you have. When my milk was drying up I took Motilium, which needs to be prescribed by a doctor.Domperidone (Motilium™) is a drug that has, as a side effect, the increase of milk production, probably by increasing prolactin production by the pituitary gland. Prolactin is the hormone that stimulates the cells in the mother’s breast to produce milk. It is widely used in Canada and works like a miracle. I have extended my milk production by 3 months and then stopped when my pills ran out. It have eve heard of moms who adopted babies and took this drug in order to start breastfeeding while never being pregnant themselves. As a mater of fact, I know one of them, that has done it successfully with both of her adopted kids. Ask your doctor about it.

Jennifer - posted on 09/04/2013

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The best way to keep up your production is to keep nursing. Pumping can actually contribute to a decrease in milk. If you are concerned about how much you are producing, talk to your doctor. There are a few things you can do to help. One easy one is to make sure you are hydrated - drink your water. I ended up using the herbal support fenugreek. It comes in pill and liquid form. Be sure to clear anything with your doc, but I think it helped me. (A note: if you take enough of it, you will smell a bit like maple syrup.) There is also a tea.
Best of luck!

Kim - posted on 09/03/2013

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Pumping doesn't procude more, usually. More frequent feedings is about all that will do that. Pumping can maintain production but won't increase it.

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