by Tracie Wilton
(Park City, UT)
I have struggled with milk production with every baby, and am now on my fourth. I find myself having to eat upwards up 5000 calories a DAY to make the bare minimum at 9 weeks pp. And I have gained five pounds doing that.
Not my favorite thing, when I am already trying to get off baby weight. I have tried EVERYTHING. Fenugreek (upwards of 16 pills a day), Mother's Milk Tea (gives her gas), steel cut oats....If I stop eating everything in sight, my milk drops off.
That said, my child's pediatrician just said that coconut water is all the new rage among lactation consultants for increasing milk production...is this true? And if so, how much should one drink? (Hope not too much...it gets kinda spendy!)
Any advice whatsoever would be so appreciated! I always top after trying everything each time, and I fear the end is in sight if I don't come up with something....