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Old 12-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #1
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How can I increase my supply without a pump?

I had a pump when LO was little because she was born early and her latch wasn't very good etc. but now the insurance won't pay for the pump because LO weight gain is good now. However I feel like I'm losing my milk. It also doesn't help that LO has been sick for the last week and isn't eating as much. What can I eat or drink to help my body make more milk without a pump? I've been drinking mothers milk tea but I don't think it's enough. I tried to pump with the hand pump and I could only get a few teaspoons. I was getting a few ounces with the pump so this is alarming.
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Does your baby seem dissatisfied with the quantity of milk you have?
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Yes. She's been nursing non stop today.
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She may be nursing more frequently in order to increase supply. I would keep nursing on cue, get some rest, drink adequate water, maybe try some oatmeal or lactation cookies (yum!) but mainly just nurse, nurse, nurse! Good luck!
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She may be nursing more frequently in order to increase supply. I would keep nursing on cue, get some rest, drink adequate water, maybe try some oatmeal or lactation cookies (yum!) but mainly just nurse, nurse, nurse! Good luck!
Do you know if there is a good dairy free/ soy free lactation cookie recipe? Both kids have been sick and I'm super run down. I've been averaging four hours of sleep so I look and feel like a zombie. I'm hopeful that tonight is going to be better.
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Do you know if there is a good dairy free/ soy free lactation cookie recipe? Both kids have been sick and I'm super run down. I've been averaging four hours of sleep so I look and feel like a zombie. I'm hopeful that tonight is going to be better.
http://www.drmomma.org/2010/08/lacta...asing.html?m=1
This is the recipe I use- you could substitute the butter for Earth Butter or something vegan I suppose Oh mama, my heart goes out to you. I hope you get some rest and the kids get better! My DS nurses CONSTANTLY when he has a cold and is cranky the rest of the time. It's exhausting, I can't imagine how I would cope with more than one sicky at a time!
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This is the recipe I use- you could substitute the butter for Earth Butter or something vegan I suppose Oh mama, my heart goes out to you. I hope you get some rest and the kids get better! My DS nurses CONSTANTLY when he has a cold and is cranky the rest of the time. It's exhausting, I can't imagine how I would cope with more than one sicky at a time!
Thanks for the recipe! I have to pick up a few things from the store, but I'm going to give it a try.
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This is the recipe I use- you could substitute the butter for Earth Butter or something vegan I suppose Oh mama, my heart goes out to you. I hope you get some rest and the kids get better! My DS nurses CONSTANTLY when he has a cold and is cranky the rest of the time. It's exhausting, I can't imagine how I would cope with more than one sicky at a time!
I've been wanting the recipe for these cookies too! I can't use the regular Earth Balance butter because it does have soy in it. If you are going to use Earth Balance, they have a soy-free tub.

OP, I'm having the same problem now. I used to have tons of milk, leaking all the time. Now I only leak a little at night and my breasts don't feel as full. Good luck, and I hope the cookies work for you mama!
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OP, I'm having the same problem now. I used to have tons of milk, leaking all the time. Now I only leak a little at night and my breasts don't feel as full. Good luck, and I hope the cookies work for you mama!
So you know, that's normal and doesn't mean that you don't have enough milk. It just means your body is figuring out how much you need and not making a bunch of excess.
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I've been wanting the recipe for these cookies too! I can't use the regular Earth Balance butter because it does have soy in it. If you are going to use Earth Balance, they have a soy-free tub.

OP, I'm having the same problem now. I used to have tons of milk, leaking all the time. Now I only leak a little at night and my breasts don't feel as full. Good luck, and I hope the cookies work for you mama!
I use the tub version of the Earth Balance because I need soy free too. I don't mind it for baking, but I don't care for it in cooking. Thanks for the encouragement. I'm going to meet my pediatricians lactation nurse tomorrow to try and see why the baby is refusing the right breast. I've gotten a rental pump, but I need new membranes According to the nurse Because I have very little suction. Either my mother or husband is going to fetch them from the store for me tomorrow because its an hour away from our house.
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