05-17-2006, 09:02 PM
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Pacific NW
Re: What do I do if I don't have enough milk?!?
Wanted to add that I drank a glass of red wine to help my supply, but I also had an overactive letdown. I had no idea it would mess with your letdown.
Originally Posted by ChurchPunkMom
Great advice given, just wanted to add - make sure you're well hydrated, but not over hydrated. If you drink too much, you can actually dilute your hormones and cause more supply loss.
If you have a hard time relaxing, drink a glass of wine before nursing. It will help you relax enough to have a good letdown - however, if you're fine without it it can actually slow your letdown reflex (alcohol just slows you down period) causing frustration for baby.
A really great website that has helped me with nursing 2 babies is www.kellymom.com HTH!
Dre, wifee to my hubby, Mama to Micah