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Posted by: momtoreuben | 2009-06-02

diminishing breast milk

i have a 2month old son,from the moment he was born he was nursing rather well and my milk production was super,but recently i noticed my milk production is diminishing and leaves my baby sitll hungry and wanting more.Please what do i do to increase my milk supply.NB he suckles most of the time so stimulation by baby to increase milk supply is out of it.what other options are out there.its really important to me.

Thanks.

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Dear Momtoreuben
There are a few things you can try:
See http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/milksupply/herbal_galactagogue.html
http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/low-supply.html#supply
If he is gaining enough weight (170 g per week), have 5-6 wet nappies and 3-4 dirty nappies per day, your milk may be enough, although your breasts may feel softer.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Anonymous | 2009-06-02

You must make sure that you drink enough fluids and eat enough food - it affects milk. Ask you sister at the clinic for the jungle juice recipe. You also need to sleep enough (lol). Alternativly your doctor can perscrive Eglynol. Your baby could also be going through a growth spurt.

Good luck

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