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Breast milk supply PirlGirl Due January 21; Clarington, Ohio 20 posts
11th Feb '13

Do any of you ladies have any advice for me as far as increasing my milk supply??? My little girl is going on 4 weeks old and Im having a hard time keeping her satisfied!!!! I've Been using my breast pump everyday several times a day cause I was told that would help, but its taking so freakin long!!! Any advice would be very much appreciated!!!!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Feb '13

First things what makes you think your supply is low?

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
11th Feb '13

Lots and lots of water. Nurse as much as possible.



Other tips are taking fenugreek, drinking mothers milk tea, eating oatmeal.

PirlGirl Due January 21; Clarington, Ohio 20 posts
11th Feb '13

She is constantly eating off of me like she isn't getting enough, and whenever my Mother in law watches her and she feeds her a bottle, she is satisfied very quickly....

Fertile Mertile + D & C 2 kids; Sumter, SC, United States 37083 posts
11th Feb '13

I would just skip the pumped milk, and nurse nurse nurse. Sounds like a growth spurt.

Buffy♥ 2 kids; Japan 3741 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Fertile Mertile + D & C:" I would just skip the pumped milk, and nurse nurse nurse. Sounds like a growth spurt."


This. I wouldn't be giving her a bottle at all. That's what ruined BFing with my daughter. She noticed how easy it was and didn't want to have to struggle with the b**b.

PirlGirl Due January 21; Clarington, Ohio 20 posts
11th Feb '13

Im drinking water and juice all day long, but I will try the others also...thank you!!!!

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Buffy♥:" This. I wouldn't be giving her a bottle at all. That's what ruined BFing with my daughter. She noticed how easy it was and didn't want to have to struggle with the b**b."

This. The first 6-8 weeks are crucial in establishing milk supply. She should be nursing as much as possible and the more bottles she gets the more likely it is to cause nipple confusion. I would cut out the bottles if its necessary there is an article on kelly mom about the proper way to feed a bottle to a breastfed baby.

PirlGirl Due January 21; Clarington, Ohio 20 posts
11th Feb '13

She has a bottle only when she is being baby sat...but yes, I hate having to make her have one!!! thanks ladies!!!! I was told to pump after each feeding.....so thats what i've been doing (not quite every time though)

~Mommyof3girls~ 3 kids; Ohio 2686 posts
11th Feb '13

Lactation cookies, LOTS of water (I mean GALLONS!) nurse,nurse,nurse, lots of skin to skin. I don't suggest Fenugreek as it is known for upsetting bellies. If you are having concerns, here are a few FB groups/pages I am on and they have lots of advice. You can send them a message if you have a specific question::



http://www.facebook.com/BreastMilkMatters?fref=ts
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Breast-Feeding-Mommys/116929728388525?fref=ts
http://www.facebook.com/groups/122082251296395/ (You'll have to request to join)



This is who I suggest buying lactation cookies from unless you want to make your own:: http://www.facebook.com/MasonsMilkAndMommysCookies?fref=ts

nothingness Arizona 3578 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Buffy♥:" This. I wouldn't be giving her a bottle at all. That's what ruined BFing with my daughter. She noticed how easy it was and didn't want to have to struggle with the b**b."



I find this lucky!! My LO is the opposite, he tried the bottle for a while then was like f**k this gimme the tit b***h! I would prefer him on bottles because my nipples are falling off lol just ONE a day would be heaven