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#1 of 2 Old 12-19-2003, 04:22 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I found this article at Pubmed:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov:80/entre...&dopt=Abstract

It said "Sublingual and buccal preparations of oxytocin were associated with an increase in milk production."

Since we know nipple stimulation increases oxytocin production, would here be another thing to do if you have milk supply problems?

Could it be that all the babies who just love to twiddle and tweak the one nipple while nursing from the other, would possibly contribute to a better milk supply?

These are just guesses, but I thought I'd throw the idea in the air...

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I think so. My supply really increased when I started pumping on one side while baby suckled the other (after she'd drained the other breast). And I would pump after feeding, too. This helped me get a good, strong supply going. Along with fenugreek, fennel and oatmeal.

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