Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com

Cloth Diapers & Parenting Community - DiaperSwappers.com (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/index.php)
-   Breastfeeding Support (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=14)
-   -   Increasing supply (http://www.diaperswappers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=389319)

Alexia 04-08-2008 05:38 PM

Increasing supply
 
Between extra hours at work and VERY sore nipples from a lazy latch my supply has gone down....I know I can take Fenugreek and I've heard Alfalfa works really well too. Do you think it would hurt to take both?

All4Ella 04-08-2008 05:40 PM

Re: Increasing supply
 
Maybe just start with one, and move into the other if you are not getting results you like?

Also, try pumping after each feed for at least 10 minutes.

pmills4 04-08-2008 07:37 PM

Re: Increasing supply
 
It will not hurt you to take both at the same time, but I agree with pp try one first. You can also try Mothers Milk tea, and or Oatmeal.

schmerna 04-09-2008 04:52 AM

Re: Increasing supply
 
For me, drinking a lot of water and eating oatmeal increased my supply. Also, try to add a 10 minute pumping session right after you nurse.

Alexia 04-09-2008 07:43 AM

Re: Increasing supply
 
No pump so that's out. I could never afford one.

I'm getting fenugreek tonight though so I'll try that first and see how it goes - thanks mommas.

mollypeters 04-09-2008 07:51 AM

Re: Increasing supply
 
make sure u'r getting plenty of water, and try to cut back on caffienated drinks. Good luck!

Mirasmom 04-09-2008 08:05 AM

Re: Increasing supply
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Alexia (Post 3267087)
No pump so that's out. I could never afford one.

I'm getting fenugreek tonight though so I'll try that first and see how it goes - thanks mommas.

You could rent one for much cheaper and you'll probably only need it for a bit! :thumbsup:

rara4h@yahoo.com 04-11-2008 10:38 PM

Re: Increasing supply
 
If you have a local W.I.C office and you qualify they can give you one.

Alexia 04-12-2008 04:05 PM

Re: Increasing supply
 
Thanks guys for all the help.

kidpsych2be 04-12-2008 06:08 PM

Re: Increasing supply
 
You could try Blessed Thistle, too. That's relatively inexpensive and works well.

I take a "mama's milk" tincture homemade by a mama here on DS. It's got Goat's Rue, Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Fennel Seed, Marshmallow Root and one or two others I'm forgetting in it. Works beautifully!


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 10:49 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
vB.Sponsors