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milk not coming in as much

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Thread Starter 

I was wondering if anyone knew of anything i can eat/ drink to increse my milk production ?

post #2 of 10
I used fenugreek. I took a lot because I was working closely with an ibclc on building a supply. Dr. Jack Newman has a page on his website that discusses dosage and other ideas. What is telling you your supply is in need of a boost?
post #3 of 10

Rest can be a great help. fenugreek tea helps many moms.

 

Can you call a LLL leader or LC?  

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Thread Starter 

My daughter only nurses for like 10 min and then gets fussy and i am not leaking anymore

post #5 of 10
I would reach out to wic, a la leche league leader or lactation consultant.
post #6 of 10

How are things going?

post #7 of 10
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Originally Posted by glrab22 View Post

My daughter only nurses for like 10 min and then gets fussy and i am not leaking anymore

This doesn't necessarily mean low supply, you know. As our breasts adjust to nursing, often we leak less than we did in those early weeks.

 

She could be getting fussy because your flow is too fast, or she is gassy and needs to be burped, or she is simply finished eating and now wants to be entertained. How old is your daughter?

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Originally Posted by MichelleZB View Post
 How old is your daughter?

This is my question also. As MichelleZB said, it may be that your supply is leveling out.

As baby learns how to get the milk from the breast more efficiently it also takes less time.

 

My own supply leveled out at about 4 months. There comes a time also when your breast will look and feel empty but still is very effective at producing a lot of milk.

 

As with any supply and demand relationship, the more milk that is removed, the more your body will produce. And it occurs instantaneously, the milk ducts will not neccessarily be full before hand.

post #9 of 10

Hello again, I just read your intro post here on MDC. I would likely hold off on the solids for a while and just offer the breast as much as possible, even several times an  hour. I think it is great that that you are interested in feeding baby fresh wholesome food, I would probably wait a while though. At this point the solids and any bottles may be displacing the breastmilk  which will cause supply to drop.

Oh and congratulations on your new baby smile.gif


Edited by Asiago - 2/21/13 at 6:29am
post #10 of 10
Oatmeal ( not the instant kind), fenugreek, mothers milk tea, a calcium supplement when you are ovulating, rest.
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