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i feel so lost and over wehlemed. i want to ex b/f our first baby, i am 34 weeks now.I would like to stalk my freezer/pantry with milk production rich foods(does that make any sense) but i have NO clue what the heck i am doing <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> .<br><br>
Any books? websites? natural herbs ? suggestions? ANYTHING? that are good or that you would recomend? i still have yet to join LLL.<br><br>
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I just know that leafy greens, whole grains, and various teas are best. You do need protein too. Mothers Milk herbal tea is excellent for great milk supply and healthy milk. Another tea is something my mw had shown me its a mix of nettles, oatstraw, rosehips, red clover, red raspberry, dulse, and spearmint. I had my baby 3 1/2 months ago and i still drink it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Sorry i dont have anymore info, thats what I use <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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The thing I found to ensure enough milk for ds, was to nurse him in the beginning for as long and as often as he wanted. This meant 45 min nursing marathons, with a 15 minute break, and then back at it again, but I've never had a trouble with my supply.<br><br>
Mother's milk tea, oatmeal, and leafy greens are supposed to help with production. The thing that I found helped me when I felt like I didn't "have enough" was to drink a glass or two of water, especially before bed, which helped with ds since he likes to nurse very frequently at night.
 

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Thats true, you may not have any problems with milk production at all. Just eat healthy. I never took herbs or teas until my fourth baby, but i only did so because i started eating better and that was part of my new diet. I always overflowed with milk, one nurse said to me once after i had my 3rd baby (she was in the nicu because of jaundice and id pump every 2 hours)that i had enough milk to feed the entire nursery. Id fill up two whole bottles plus more every 2 hours....i never had a problem. The way nursing works is when you nurse, your body gets an idea of how often and when and makes enough for baby to have on demand. Just like your body knows how to give birth, your body knows how to make milk <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> But if you have any problems, call La Leche League, they were helpful with my 3rd baby when she refused the breast after being fed breastmilk from bottles for so long due to her being in an incubator.
 
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