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Old 07-08-2010, 11:58 AM   #1
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I am broke and looking for a solution. I went on the mini-pill a week ago and have noticed a very significant decrease in my milk production over the past couple days. I can not afford to buy any supplements right now but I also need to increase my milk supply today, what can I do? We will probably be going to Walmart saturday and I will pick up some blessed thistle and fenugreek there, but thats two days from now. I am pumping and BF'ing on demand to help, but so far not really working as well as I need. Any advice?

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Old 07-08-2010, 12:00 PM   #2
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do you have real oatmeal in the house? not the instant kind -- real oatmeal. eat that . and also you can try a heavy yeasted beer, like guiness or a summer ale
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Stop the mini-pill and your problem will resolve itself. Most women can take it OK, but occasionally mom's have a supply problem. If BFing is important, it might be cheaper to use an alternative method for a while?
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Re: Please help, I have no $ for supplements

Personally, I always noticed a decrease in my supply after any form of alcohol. At only 2 months old I'd stop the mini pill and use another form for a few more monhts.
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Drink lots and lots of fluids. They are the best thing for increasing your supply.
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Yes, I'd stop the pill for now and use a barrier method. The chances of you getting pregnant while b****** for the first 3-6 months are relatively small anyway.

eta-I do see that you had two babies really close together, though...so maybe you've been there, done that?
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:10 PM   #7
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I'me trying to get my supply up. Here's what I have been doing

lots of water
oatmeal
pump every 1.5 hours around the clock

When you do get money and if you have a GNC...they are having a buy 1 get 1 50% off. I got 2 bottles of 100 = 200 fenugreek for $12. Unfortunately they didn't have the 200 count bottle. I'm going back before the end of the month for the 200 count bottles, which will be $21 with the sale.
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I would consider switching birth control to something non-hormonal.

Other than that... oatmeal, lactation cookies, lots of fluids, lots of nursing, and pumping if you have time (the stimulation will help you even if you don't pump much milk).

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Yep I agree stop the bill, use something else. Doesn't sounds like that kind of BC is going to work for you!
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Have a nurse in

Get some movies, food, water, and just sit on the couch and let your baby nurse all day long. Do skin to skin contact for when the baby isn't nursing.
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