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Hi mamas! Just wondering if anyone knows any magic for increasing BM supply while pg? (I've already posted in BFing but thought here would be a good place too)<br>
My dd is only 9.5mo, so def too early to wean. My milk seems to already have slowed, and i'm pretty desperate to keep it going for her sake. Does anyone have any ideas? Raw milk perhaps?<br>
Thanks, Trish
 

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Quinoa is supposed to help with supply.<br><br>
Are you sure it's slowing? Or is she just eating more other foods because she's getting to that age?
 

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She is getting more interested in other food, but i noticed the other day that i didn't have a letdown at all of her feeds, and i've totally stopped leaking. Up till a couple weeks ago i'd easily go through about 4 nursing pads a day. I hope i'm just freaking out and nothing's actually wrong!
 

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Drink plenty of water.<br>
My friend had trouble with her supply and when she would eat a big steak she would have plenty of milk.<br>
There are herbs and such you can take as well, I would call your local lactation consultant if you are interested in that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">She is getting more interested in other food, but i noticed the other day that i didn't have a letdown at all of her feeds, and i've totally stopped leaking. Up till a couple weeks ago i'd easily go through about 4 nursing pads a day. I hope i'm just freaking out and nothing's actually wrong!</div>
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Sounds normal to me. Try to follow her cues. If your milk was low she would be hungry.
 

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fenugreek should not be used in pregnancy, at leas tin early pg.<br><br>
Alfalfa sprouts really increased my milk.<br><br>
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Oats can work wonders, and I read that bone broths are used for a lot of nursing moms in some parts of the world. I've heard a lot of good things about <a href="http://motherlove.com/product_more_milk_two_glycerite.php" target="_blank">Mother Love's More Milk Two</a> which contains nettle, raspberry leaf and alfalfa.<br><br>
But, I wouldn't really be too worried. If she's not hungry, I think she's alright.
 

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Red raspberry leaf infusions--I'm not pregnant but I started leaking/nearly being engorged again at night after a week or so of 2 c/day of these, and my DD is 16 months! It's supposed to be good during pregnancy, too.
 

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Hops!
 

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As in... beer? My Irish dh reckons i should be drinking a pint of guiness (stout) every day, which i know for sure helps my supply. But i was avoiding it because of being pg. Is it ok to have a small drink? I guess it's a pretty contentious issue...
 

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I've actually heard non-alcholic beer helps too if you're worried about the alcohol intake.<br><br>
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I believe that beer only helps if it's homemade or European made. I think I remember that it was the brewer's yeast that was a real boost to supply and that most beers aren't really made that way anymore.<br>
It doesn't sound to me like your supply is diminishing unnaturally. It sounds like the normal way your body slows down as your daughter needs less milk. It's not unusual to stop leaking at some point or to not feel a let down.<br>
Lots of moms do see increases in supply when they consume extra protein so eating steaks, quinoa and oatmeal are good.<br>
HTH!
 

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Plenty of fluids, protein and fat. Coconut oil has lauric acid that is found in breast milk as well. Bone broth for the minerals. Plenty of greens for the minerals. Good quality meat, preferably beef or similar for the iron. Liver would be great but I'm not sure if you'll want to take it.<br><br>
I really believe that quality food brings up supply.<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I hope it all starts working out soon!
 

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Thanks for all the support! I've been trying most of the suggestions - oats, quinoa, bone broths, coconut oil, meat... and some or all of it is having some effect. I've felt a letdown with each feed which is such a relief! So thanks very much ladies! Trish
 
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