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Why do you feel that your supply has taken a dip? Many mums find that after the first few weeks, when milk production switches from being hormone-driven to being completely demand-supply based, that their breasts feel softer which can cause concern. At the same time, some mums notice a drop in the amount of milk they express, as they are now producing just the amount that their baby/babies take and little extra. Also, frequency days (or "growth spurts") can make it seem as if supply has dropped.
I'm sure that other mums will be along to share what supplements/teas have worked for them. As a general rule, the best way to increase supply is to increase demand - the emptier the breast, the more milk will be produced. If you're concerned, you might consider expressing after feeds, or taking a day off with babe to lounge around (in bed? on sofa watching TV?) and feed feed feed.
Oh, and wrt to tight-fitting bras - NO sorry I do not agree with this. They have been found, I believe, to have the opposite effect - and they can certainly put you at risk for blocked ducts.