Type 2 Diabetes/Metformin and Low milk supply

Discussion in 'Labour & Birth' started by strongminded, Oct 26, 2016.

  1. strongminded

    strongminded Well-Known Member

    Oct 29, 2012
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    Hi All

    I was wondering if anyone has type 2 diabetes and is taking Metformin for it and suffering from low milk supply? I had my son on 1st Oct and have done everything to increase my supply but still getting hardly anything and even after 45mins of breastfeeding he is still hungry. I am pumping betwern feeds and hardly anything comes out. I am taking fenugreek supplements too. I read a research that said 27% of women on metformin will have low milk supply. Just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this.
  2. Blueclass

    Blueclass Well-Known Member

    Oct 20, 2015
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    I can't help with the diabetes but I did have low milk supply. I found expressing whilst feeding helped so feed on one and pump on the other side at the same time. Are you using a manual or electric? I had to pump every two hours. Try calling a breast feeding supporter or a hv x

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