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How to increase supply

I EP and am getting very frustrated.  I am not producing enough milk and am looking for advice. 
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Re: How to increase supply

  • I was not a big pumper, but I did experience a drop in my supply around 4 months.  Here's what helped me.

    Water, water, water.  Lots and lots of fluids.  I drank 100+oz a day.  Get a good water bottle and drink, drink, drink. 

    Before I started taking supplements, I ate a bowl of oatmeal daily or at least a granola bar or cookie with oatmeal.  My LC recommended sweet potatoes and even okra (yes, sounds strange, but okra is common in these parts).  I ate snacks high in protein and never missed a meal.

    I took "More Mill Plus" by Motherlove.  It's a mix of Fenugreek and other milk boosting herbs.  It's a little pricey and can upset your stomach, but I did see a small increase after 5-6 days (taking the recommended dosage).  I found it at Whole Foods.  Once I ran out of MMP, I bought plain fenugreek (GNC).  Also, I found "Mother's Milk Tea" - an herbal tea - at SuperTarget (made by Modern Medicinals).  It's not the best tasting, but it was a fluid!

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  • Nurse more! PUMP! Fenugreek! Drink water!
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  • He is a terrible nurser!  Thanks for the advice ladies.
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