Sorry for the initial wimpy answer. I was hoping that someone with some BTDT experience would chime in but I forget that BFAR moms are probably a little busy trying to boost their supply.
I’m not a BFAR mom myself but had some supply issues as a Working & Pumping mom. My local LLL had a copy of the BFAR book and the leader recommended it to me as a good source of information on herbs that boost supply. So, my first suggestion is that you contact any LLLs local to you and see if they have this in their library. I recommend that any pregnant mom check out their LLL anyway so the leader has a face to put to the name if/when you call with any issues.
If you can’t find an LLL near you or if they don’t have the book contact your local bookstore and see if they have it on the shelf so you can go in and browse it before buying it. If they don’t have it, see if they will order it for you. I’m guessing you could go in, give it a quick skim to see if you will find it worth the money or not and then buy it if you think you will find it useful.
The other book I highly recommend is Dr. Jack Newman’s “The Ultimate Book of Breastfeeding Answers”. You might as well ask them to order that so you can look that over as well. (Again, check your local LLL first)
I am confident that you will find both books useful and that you will want to have at least one of them on hand. Since you are not due until April you could always ask someone for a copy as a holiday gift.
I do have one theoretical suggestion that I would have tried towards the end of my second pregnancy if I weren’t still nursing DD1 (which was a tremendous supply booster). If you could find an herb you feel comfortable taking towards the end of your pregnancy I wonder if that might give you a bit of a head start. I’ve never read of anyone else trying this strategy but one herb that comes to mind is Red Raspberry Leaf (RRL), which is often recommended to facilitate an easier delivery. It is also a supply booster.
There is an RRL tribe on MDC somewhere. If that interests you at all I could try to locate that thread for you.
I do have several practical supply boosting tips. I would suggest that once the baby is born that you try to create opportunities for DC to help himself when he is relaxed and not hungry: co-sleeping, skin to skin contact, baby wearing (with a sling), taking baths together, etc.
Good luck and please keep us posted.
BFAR book: $36.93 (BFAR link to Amazon so Shipping is probably free)http://www.bfar.org/book.php
Low Milk Supply website (I believe this is a “sister site” to BFAR)http://www.lowmilksupply.org/
MDC thread on the Breastfeeding Challenges Board: BFAR advice?, posted by EkkaGrrl on 9/14/07.https://www.mothering.com/discussions...highlight=bfar
MDC “sticky” at the top of the Breastfeeding Challenges Board: Desperately needing advice! (Low Milk Supply Info), posted by Happily Blessed on 7/24/07https://www.mothering.com/discussions...play.php?f=363
I posted twice, see #s 5 (Supply) and 6 (Pumping tips)
Note, I try to title any links I leave so if they are inactive they can be “Googled” or found using a MetaSearch engine such as “Dogpile”. However, if you have trouble finding a current link please feel free to PM me.
The Protocols for Induced Lactation A Guide for Maximizing Breastmilk Productionhttp://www.mamadearest.ca/en/info/ne...-lactation.htm
This isn’t specific to BFAR but does contain a lot of useful info on increasing supply.
MDC “Advanced Search” results using the term “BFAR”https://www.mothering.com/discussions...archid=6520897
I haven’t tried this before but I did an Advanced Search and am trying to link the results here so you can see the kinds of questions other MDC BFAR moms have had and the answers they have gotten.