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My low supply is only unexplained as far as it 'appears' I have insufficient glandular tissue (tubular breast syndrome).
I don t have a response for you, but
I was wondering, what best worked for you to increase production.
just had Arie Thursday and he lost already 14ozs. I have been worried about my angel,I not getting enough milk.
I previously bf for 5 years total with my other children w/o issues. But I got breast implants 10 years ago, not thinking that I would have more babies. Of course I am so regretting this.
We are going to lactation consultant tomorrow.
So far I am doing skin to skin, breast massage, bf on demand.
Any help or advice is greatly appreciated.
"Making More Milk" suggests progesterone therapy throughout pregnancy may help with IGT but given that you're about to have that baby ANY SECOND that may not be an option.
It also suggests that some women have had luck with goat's rue or alfalfa during the last trimester. There's a success story of a woman who started goat's rue at 36 weeks and experienced breast changes and leaking colostrum within days and was able to EBF. Obviously it's not evidence-based but it couldn't hurt.
There are no references to taking dom before birth, though.
Good luck, mama.
Many galactogogues are not recommended for use during pregnancy. I don't know what is and is not okay off of the top of my head.
I had unexplained low supply after my first birth as well. Yet after my second and third births, I had oversupply. :/
I would say to have some things on hand just in case you feel you need them. This is what I am doing (and did before). That way I am not scrambling to try and find things while fretting over my supply.
Though you are near delivery, I do know that you can take More Milk Two (sold by Motherlove) during pg. http://www.motherlove.com/mm5/mercha...oduct_Code=320
Jen-loving Bill, mama to Teryn 18, Kalyn 16, Ricky 13, Natalie 5, Angel Zoe '07 and Amelia Rae 22 mos bonus kids (dss) W 14, W 13 NEW grandbaby due 10/10/11
Hmm, is there any reason that these things wouldn't work now though? Or is there only the window of opportunity during pregnancy for some reason relating to pregnancy hormones? If I want to breastfeed for years, it would make sense to work on whatever could help my supply longer-term even if it takes a few weeks or months to help...