Breast milk decreasing! help!

by yeimi

I had trouble breastfeeding in the beginning when my 2 month old was born.

I managed to pump up to 4 Oz the most. All of a sudden It cut down to 2 Oz because I was not eating much. I've been trying to increase my supply, but the most I pump is 2 oz.

I tried fenugreek and mothers milk. Now I'm working and my supply cut down to 1 oz! It's so hard to pump at times because we are so busy at work.

I want to increase my supply again baby has been drinking formula because I'm only producing 1 oz and he drinks 4 oz he does not get full!

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Jul 21, 2014
by: Tracy

Hi Yeimi

The best way to increase your supply, is to give baby more time at the breast.

Are you still not eating much? A breastfeeding mother has increased nutrition demands, you need to eat an extra 250 calories daily. You should also try to drink plenty of fluids during the day.

If you are worried about picking up weight, eat lots of fruits and vegetables and less meat and processed foods.

Try to decrease stress levels and get at least 8 hours of sleep daily.

A few other things you could try to increase supply.

* Coconut water.
* Oatmeal.
* Seaweed and/or sushi (Seaweed covering the sushi, is what increased supply).
* Domperidone. Domperidone is safe, but expensive and sometimes stops working, when you stop taking it. It may also take two to three works to see results.

Hope this helps.

Jul 22, 2014
thanks (:
by: Anonymous

Yes I am eating now and drinking lots of fluids. After work I put him as much as I can but with my 2 year old running around sometimes it's hard. I will try all of that and see if it works Thanks! :)

Oct 28, 2015
Breastfeeding problem
by: sehrish

I had the same breastfeeding problem about 3 weeks ago I had the low supply of breast milk and my baby wasn't latched properly and cried every time.

It was frustrating for me too much. Then my sister advised me to use Healthy Nursing Tea by secrets of tea.

I used it and had success. Its taste is very delicious. Its healthy for me and my baby too.

I am still using it because it increases the quantity and quality of breast milk. I am satisfied.

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