Breastfeeding

EP - supply is fading

My son will be 9 months this week.  I noticed over the past few days my BM supply is slowly decreasing.  I have been EP since he was a few days old and usually get around 36oz per day.  I'm now barely getting 30oz total.  I'd ideally like to keep giving him BM strictly until he's a year old.  Is there anything I can do to boost my supply until then?

Re: EP - supply is fading

  • If you can add in a pumping session, that would probably be the best way to increase your supply. 
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  • Make sure to get up at night and pump every 4 hours. It's really hard to do this, I know. My lactation consultant told me I needed to, and I did notice an increase after a few nights of doing this. If you have a hands free bra, it will help.

     Have you tried any herbs? The LC told me to get on them because my milk supply had gotten down really low. I drink a tea called Breastea and I've really seen a great increase since I started it. I plan on using it until I stop breastfeeding. 

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