What can I do to produce more milk — The Bump
March 2017 Moms

What can I do to produce more milk

im breast pumping and I can't seem to get as much milk as I used too .. they say to breast pump Every 2 to 3 hours but I keep forgetting .. so what else could I do to produce more milk 

Answers

  • Supply and demand - pump pump pump. Fenugreek, oatmeal, lactation cookies, I think licorice root is also helpful but research that one first, etc. I know pumping every two hours is rough - believe me I've been doing it for almost 11 weeks - but if your body doesn't know it needs milk it isn't going to automatically make it. 
    Me: 32 DH: 34
    Baby #1 - January 2010
    Baby #2 - March 2017

     
    Nique133
  • What pp said. I had a massive over supply so I was toughing it out with engorgment and leaking and only feeding when ds was hungry  (i stopped pumping to relieve myself) and I finally balanced out.  it's all about constantly nursing/pumping.  Power pumping sessions can help build up supply too.  
  • I hate to say it but the best thing you can do is not miss a session. 
    BabyFruit Ticker
  • Eat oatmeal. Drink Gatorade. Take lactation supplements. Eat lactation cookies. I personally tried some of the Milky Mama products and they worked for me.
  • Set an alarm so you don't forget 
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    Samantha - 4/5/2017

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