What can I eat more of to have more breastmilk???

Inez - posted on 11/20/2009 ( 7 moms have responded )

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I have an older son whom I breastfed for 18months and then now I'm breastfeeding my daughter who is almost 8 months but I feel like I had more milk feeding my son than I do with my daughter...She's not cranky really because I'm also giving her solids but I feel she needs adequate amount of breastmilk.

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Prudence - posted on 11/20/2009

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What is your fluid intake like - breastfeeding can he very draining on you and you really need to drink lots of water and keep well hydrated in-order to produce the milk. Remember that your milk supply works on a 'supply and demand' system, so the more she has the more you will produce.

Hope this is food for thought for you and that it helps.

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Angela - posted on 11/12/2017

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I had luck with "Healthy nursing tea". I was skeptical and not sure if this would work, but I have been drinking it 3 times a day, it was my 3rd day and my milk supply was doubled per session, I was getting about 2 ounces per session, I just pumped and got 4 ounces, I am exclusively pumping for my 3 week old baby since we are having issues with latching.

Lizette - posted on 11/21/2009

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its not really what u eat its how many times u latch your baby to the breast..and now that she is 8 months she is probably eating more solids..your milk that u have now is enough don't give up..nursing is the best for your baby.

Raewyn - posted on 11/21/2009

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Those lactation cookies help. I was told lots of protien - when my mum was breastfeeding they made her eat loads of peanuts (unfortunately not good for the waist line!) Also there is a herbal supplement called Fenugreek which can help and a perscription drug called domperidone. (I don't think it is FDA approved if you are in the US) Check out this website http://www.drjacknewman.com/ They will even reply to an email if you keep your question brief. All the best.

Patrice - posted on 11/21/2009

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What I did to increase my supply is oatmeal in the morning, shredded wheat for a snack, feed on demand, drink at least 4 16.9 oz bottles of water, and lactation cookies for dessert. For the recipe, I googled lactation cookies. It's basically an oatmeal chocolate chip cookie.

Ellie - posted on 11/20/2009

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Try buying greek thistle at a health food store, it is called "mother's milk" and it's just a liquid you put in anything you frink

Eileen - posted on 11/20/2009

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My mom heard that tea will increase your milk, but also stay stress free will help. Also once u start solids ur milk will decrease because they eat from you less. I had an issue early on with my youngest. He was born 2 months early. There is a prescription medicine im not sure of the name that they can give to increase your supply. I almost had to do that but with a whole lot of pumping my supply finally increased.

Sally - posted on 11/20/2009

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I read when breastfeeding to eat oats a least once a day to increase supply. I feed my 1st for 8months, 2nd for 14months, and twins for 4months (due to inadequate supply). Hope that helps.

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