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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

My milk supply is dropping. What can I do?

Here are some recent tips from group members:
  • Pumping is supply and demand. Try increasing the time you pump, even if you don't seem to be producing more milk immediately; you should see results in a couple of days. 
  • Also try increasing how many times you pump per day. You may be able to cut down again once your supply is established.
  • Make sure you have the right size horns for your pump. A lactation consultant can help you determine if yours are the right size.
  • You may also try fenugreek supplements or lactation tea to help boost your supply.
  • Drink lots of water!
  • Try to relax as you pump.

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