milk has been slow

by Maureen

My son is now two months and from the begining my milk has been slow. I think I'm going to get my thyroid levels checked next.

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Sep 23, 2012
Tell us if you find a solution
by: Michelle Molesworth

Hi there

I had very low milk supply and my son was losing weight when I exclusively breast fed. I tried many things but nothing helped. So I can understand your frustration if you are having trouble. If u find a cause for your slow milk, I (and other mums in the same boat) would love to hear from you so please post again if you find anything helps you. I am currently trying for baby two and if you have any tips that have helped you, please share as I really want to make more milk next time. Also I have done a lot of research myself and I am wondering if some of the things that I plan to do for more successful breast feeding next time could help you know in your situation. Please feel free to email me [email protected]

What exactly do you mean by slow milk? Do you feel that your breasts are slow to make enough milk, or that it is slow to be released? Is your son not gaining enough weight that is making you realize your milk is slow. Good luck to you - you are doing great to stick it out for two months with feeding issues.

Sep 26, 2012
Increase milk supply
by: Zelda Behr

This is a very common thing, under breastfeeding moms.

Here are a few things you can try to increase milk supply.

* Breast compressions.

* Breast massage.

* Herbs.
Fenugreek, Blessed thistle, Alfalfa, Brewers yeast, Fennel, Anise, Goats rue, Hops, Milk thistle, Shatavari, Flax, Soapwort, Marshmallow (althaea) root, Red raspberry leaf, Burdock, Chaste Berry.

* Mothers milk tea
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)
I drink mine with honey and lemon.

* Foods.
Asparagus, Green beans, Carrots (especially carrot seeds), Yam, Watercress, Sweet potatoes, Dandelion greens, Peas, Beet and all other green leafy vegetables, Oatmeal, Millet, barley, brown rice and all other grains and legumes, Raw almonds, cashews, macadamia nuts and avocados, Garlic, onion and ginger (use these only if you yourself do not suffer from any bad reactions towards them, if you are okay after eating them your baby should be fine too)


* Galactogue drugs, these should be a last resort.
Metoclopramide (Maxolon, Pramin, Maxeran)
Domperidone for breastfeeding (Motilium)


Hope this helps.

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