Low supply after mastitis?
“Could a complication of mastitis be low milk supply?
Ever since I got it, both my breasts started decreasing in milk supply and now my daughter cries every time she's feeding and only nurses for a few minutes before starting to cry, pulling away from my breast. Is this normal? and what can I do about it?”
Aug 13, 2012
Increasing breast milk.
by: Zelda Behr
"Mastitis can cause milk supply to decrease, but it should be temporary.
Question is, did you keep on nursing during the mastitis?
Continuing to breastfeed during mastitis will help clear up the infection or blockage and will ensure that your supply returns.
Your little one might be fussy due to your breastmilk decreasing, the milk becomes salty and she might not like the taste.
Here is some ways to increase your milk supply...
-Try to breastfeed more often, nothing works better than that for establishing your milk supply.
-Herbs: milk thistle, blessed thistle, fenugreek, fennel, brewers yeast, alfalfa, anise, goats rue, hops, red raspberry leave.
- Mothers milk tea (I use this one)
2 parts fennel
1 part nettle
1 part blessed thistle
1 part fenugreek
½ part Hops
(grind the seeds before adding the boiling water to them – seep for 15-20 minutes)
- Lactogenic food: Carrot seeds, beet and yam.
- Beet leaves, spinach, chicory and other dark green leafy vegetables, Raw nuts, flaxseed oil and sesame oil, Water, herbal root-beers, chicory coffee and barley water, Garlic (It has been found that if mom eats a lot of garlic, it gives the breast milk a nicer taste which will increase the time baby spends on the breast therefore increasing breast milk production),Ginger, Green papaya, Dill, Sesame seed.
- Breast massage.
- Pumping between feeds.
- Nipple stimulation.