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Draining me dry and then some! How to get milk up?

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Sophie seems to be having a huge growth spurt at the moment.

She's taking both boobs every feed and still shouting for more. Today, I gave her a little carton of formula too with one feed as she'd had both boobs and I just couldn't stop her crying and asking for more. I thought she can't possibly be hungry and so just put it into a bottle and bam, 4oz later, she's asleep and contented!

How on earth can I get my milk supply up further? I feel a bit like I'm being defeated at the moment. I can get around 3oz per boob if I express during the day so I'm pretty sure there's a good amount for her as she will get more per boob obviously but seems she may need about 5oz per side to satisfy her.

I'm drinking lots, eating well but not winning right now Sad Face

Any suggestions?

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
remember that you may be able to get 3 out but she is made for extracting milk and can easily get much more out

i would suggest fenugreek capsuls to you i saw a dramatic improvement very quickly after taking them so pop to holland and barret and get 2 pots (take 3 caps 3 times a day)

just to see you through the spurt

im also drinking fennel tea but just 2-3 cups a day to help the let downs happen (its very nice) i drank 5 cups the 1st time i tried it and my milk decreased because i had drank too much of it

also oats - eat porridge for breakfast every morning and get some oat bar things to snack on

you will have to up your calories whilst shes spurting, alison said she used to collect milk for a milk bank and all the mums found their milk doubled over xmas because they were eating so well

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Thanks hun. I'll try those capsules.

I do eat pretty well but can't stand porridge Gag so I'll have to try something different for brekkie. I'm a kiddies cereal kind of gal (Coco Pops, Frosties, etc).

I'm making sure I do eat breakfast, lunch and dinner and often have yoghurts as snacks or a few digestive biscuits and I'm drinking lots of very watery juice.

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
oh ok try the oatibix things then

posted 1 decade 5 years ago
Or how about those Oat Cheerios - would they help. Or a home made flapjack (so you know what is in it.)

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