Increasing Milk Supply

Discussion in 'Feeding & Nutrition' started by Lola's Mummy, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. Lola's Mummy

    Lola's Mummy Well-Known Member

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    The same thing happened to me, My boobs just stopped feeling hard all the time and it was because my milk had settled down.

    Lola still cluster feeds on a night and seems to get a bit upset like there is no milk left but if i squeeze my nipple milk squirts out. I think it's just because she's tired and can't be bothered to get the hind milk out, She's just like her dad *lazy*

    If you think you haven't got enough milk for her i think there is some sort of pill you can take from holland and barrett. I think it's called Fenugreek
     
  2. valentine

    valentine Well-Known Member

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    H midna,

    Its totally normal that your boobs won't feel hard anymore - this confused me too but its just your supply settling down. It definitely doesn't mean you have no milk. Mine never feel hard, still squishy, but sore now if overfull - and I have plenty of milk.

    To get your supply up, I would look into something like Mother's Milk Tea or Fenugreek (available from Holland & Barratt instore or online) and also crucically ensure you are getting enough sleep, to drink (lots of water) and eating plenty including lots of fruit and veg (wish I could take this advice too!).

    Keep going midna, you're doing a fab job!

    Valentine Xxx
     
  3. Redshoes

    Redshoes Well-Known Member

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    Just wanted to pass on these midna :hug: :hug: :hug:
    I only partially BF Isaac but my boobs were never hard :lol:

    Sorry you got your period, that does suck big time :hug: :hug: :hug:
     
  4. lisa&alex

    lisa&alex Well-Known Member

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    might try this feugreek stuff.. eds cluster fed all night..fed from 8-11 solid, then woke at 1 for another then at 4 then at 6.20 then at 8.15 pfft 1st night ive had crappy sleep :(.. hes crying at the breast... getting really frustrated. then i gotta latch him bk on again.. sooo frustrating..if i pump between feeds will this increase my suppy also??
     
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    Kylie1007 Well-Known Member

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    Make sure that you're plenty hydrated, eating and resting enough! 8)
     
  6. Hells

    Hells Well-Known Member

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    I thought I was lacking milk in the evening because I was feeding ds so much and he didn't really seem satisfied. It turned out that I had plenty of milk (although my boobs were really soft), and he just wanted to cluster feed. It works well for us because he sleeps from 11pm to when I wake him at 7.15. Try squeezing your nipple near the end of a feed to see how much milk you have.

    I was sad to see my periods again, but they are shorter and lighter than normal. Some of us are just unlucky.
     

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