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The hops and yeast in beer are what help increase your supply.
The alcohol will actually help a mom who is having trouble with letdown. It does thin the milk out a tad, just as it would thin out your blood and it helps you to relax to allow for letdown.
So, you could just buy hops and yeast and take those to get a similar effect on increasing your milk supply, which is why non-alcoholic beer will work. However, if you are drinking the beer to help with letdown, then you do need the alcohol, but any alcohol will do, including wine.