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How to increase supply

I'm already on Fenugreek, drinking tons of water, nursing regularly, etc.  I'm getting over mastitis, but even the unaffected side is dropping in supply.

We have started solids (at pedi appt 2 weeks ago), but DS had low weight gain the month before we started solids. (Before solids) He gained 12 ounces in about a 6 week period. 

I'm so tempted to give up, but I really don't want to yet.

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TTC #2 since 9/09 --- mild PCOS; Endometriosis
IUI x4 = BFN
IVF = sometime in 2012

Re: How to increase supply

  • I know how you feel. I am struggling to keep up with my 3 month old twins, and if I didn't detest formula so much I'd be tempted to give up as well!

    What HAS helped me are two things: Mother's Love More Milk Plus supplements (it has fenugreek AND blessed thistle), and drinking a dark beer at night. The beer especially seems to help!

  • Oatmeal

    add a pumping session at night, or in the middle of the night if DC is STTN

    I find a beer at night helps too!

    Nathan Thomas, C-section (frank breech), September 22, 2008 Maren Anne, VBAC, April 6, 2010 Lilypie Fourth Birthday tickers Lilypie Third Birthday tickers
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