I know fenugreek is recommended as is mother's milk tea.
But I've heard oatmeal is also helpful, but what kind? Can you tell me if it's old fashioned oatmeal or instant or any old kind?
ditto Heather on water and calories. I have to make sure I'm eating enough or my supply really drops. I just eat regular oatmeal (the 5 minute cooking kind), or steel cut oats, but I think any kind works, including cookies :-)
Are you experiencing a decrease while pumping? Or do you EBF? If your baby is just eating a lot more and you don't feel as "full" it might just be a growth spurt.
If you pump, you might need to add another session.
Dark beer, oatmeal, water, etc... are all good for increasing supply
no pumping here, exclusively BFing. it's not a growth spurt, just went thru that about a week ago. i just never feel full anymore & DD feeds every 1 1/2-2 hrs during the day & has dropped the amt of time she sleeps overnight from 5-6 hrs to 2 1/2-3 hrs. needless to say i am stressed out, exhausted, worried about the situation. she does have plenty of wets and dirty diapers tho.
just ate my fisrt bowl of oatmeal in my entire life.....drak beer sounds good too
Honestly, that sounds like a growth/developmental growth spurt to me. It's very normal for a baby to eat more/sleep less the first year as they hit different milestones and are learning and growing so quickly. Also, as your supply regulates, you won't feel as full as you did in the beginning, but you're still making milk. Stress and lack of sleep will decrease supply too, so try to relax, take a nap if you can and eat/drink a lot. You can call a LC as well, but if she is having wet/dirty diapers and is gaining weight, you probably don't have a supply issue. Good luck!
honestly, if she has plenty of wet/dirty diapers it is most likely something else.
have you ever heard of the book "the wonder weeks"? She might just be working on a physical/emotional development that is causing her to want to nurse more...
thanks for all your words of wisdom and your help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
we are running off to the pedi today just mainly for my own mental health as this lil girl does not like to nap and is not sleeping well. this mommyhood is so freaking hard it's really insane (or am I just the insane one at this point
I EBF DS for 13 months, and I noticed this several times. It was two things... growth spurts and also my supply regulating. You won't feel as full as you did in
the beginning, but you're still making milk. Just try not to stress over it, and eat/drink a lot.
If it is still a concern, make an appointment to the LC or visit a mommy and me class and maybe they can help.
I have saved this posting for a while now....
I came across this on the nest baby and thought it would be useful for you mommies to be or new mommies....
BF Moms, Lactation Bars to help supply