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Old 07-14-2011, 05:43 PM   #11
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Re: Frusterated with low bm supply..suggestions?

OP-have you seen an LC yet? I don't think the doc gave you very "breastfeeding-friendly" advice.

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #12
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Re: Frusterated with low bm supply..suggestions?

I've heard mother love more milk plus can really increase supply

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Old 07-14-2011, 06:37 PM   #13
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Re: Frusterated with low bm supply..suggestions?

My friend had low BM issues and she drank gatoraide for some reason it helped her.
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:07 PM   #14
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Lactation consultant - if you have a cloth diaper store near you try them there are 3 stores by me and 2 of them have weekly access to a LC. otherwise get in touch with or go to a la leche league meeting http://www.llleus.org/state/Kentucky.html hang in there and ask for help from someone who wants to help you stay BF!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:37 PM   #15
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Re: Frusterated with low bm supply..suggestions?

I am also going through a low milk spurt. Hormones and stress can affect supply, but not usually a whole lot (maybe an ounes or two). I have used fenugreek in the past (and am still using it) and it is working. I am also eating oatmeal in the mornings. Pump after every nursing session (should see about 1/2-2 ounces). Also try drinking lots of water and make sure you are eating enough. if you are dehydrated your body will decrease milk production to kepp hydrated. the same thing goes for diet, if you aren't getting enough calories your body will slow production to watch out for itself first. hope your supply gets better!
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Re: Frusterated with low bm supply..suggestions?

Drink a LOT of water, eat oatmeal (or make lactation cookies) and if it's really low you can take Fenugreek.
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It's a lot of work, but a friend of mine would nurse than pump for 15 minutes following each feed. You have to do it around the clock, though. Just be careful you don't increase too much.
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Old 10-13-2011, 10:40 AM   #18
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Lactation consultant!. drink lots of water worked for me and mothers milk tea. Try pumping before feeding the baby. The baby is better at extraction then the pump. Relax while pumping and keep the pump running even after the milk stops coming out. DS has pumping support section that is great too!
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