Category Archives: Increasing Breastmilk

Fenugreek, More Milk Plus, & Galactogogues to Increase Breast Milk Production

Galactagogues are herbs and other substances that support breast milk production and increase milk supply. The most common are: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and more milk plus. Continue reading

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Increasing Breast Milk

The best way to increase your breast milk production is to feed the baby. You have to empty the breast so that it has the ability to fill back up with milk. If you are not feeding frequently enough then your breasts wont know how much milk to truly make. In the first 6-8 weeks it is really important that the baby feed 8-12 times in a 24 hour period. If your breasts are not being stimulated at least 8 times a day preferably more, then you wont be able to make enough to support the need. Below are some easy steps to help increase breast milk production: Continue reading

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Reasons for Low Milk Supply: Common Concerns and Questions

The concern of not making enough milk for your baby is a common one. The important thing to determine is whether or not you truly have low milk supply.If your baby is gaining weight without supplementing with any other form of milk, is having at least 6-8 wet diapers, and 3-4 dirty diapers, then you do not have a low milk supply. The behavior of the baby post feed, the weight or sensation of your breasts, the frequency of feeding, the sensation of “let-down”, or how much you pump are not adequate ways of measuring whether or not you have enough breast milk. Your baby’s weight gain and diaper output is the most valid tool to measure. Continue reading

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