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Suggestions for increasing milk supply?

Alright mamas.. I need some suggestions on how to increase supply. I was put on Wellbutrin a few weeks ago which drastically reduced my milk supply :( and Avalon was getting probably 16-20 oz of formula because she was screaming and pulling away from the breast because the flow she's used to just wasnt there, so anyways Ive been on Reglan for the past week and todays my last day on it, so Im wondering what else I can do to help keep my supply up besides drinking lots of water?

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Suggestions for increasing milk supply?

nurse as often as you can.. night nurse

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Suggestions for increasing milk supply?

Get your babe to nurse more frequently, it'll trigger your body into knowing it needs to make more.

Other then that I'd also pick up some fenugreek or mother's milk tea or domperidone if I were you, they all increase milk supply.

Eat a lotttt of oatmeal.

Drink a beer a day.
(obviously don't nurse right away, heh)

but the yeast in beer will help a lot.

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Thanks.. we are nursing as much as possible, and I have some weleda nursing tea Ive been drinking..

Domperidone is a Rx right? I dont think thats available in the US unfortunately :(

Also as far as oatmeal.. is the instant stuff ok because all I have (thanks to WIC.. u cant get the real stuff).

I know that I shouldnt be giving formula, but shes still hungry.. alt5ho the amount is decreasing.. sahe's had 4 oz so far today.. she's down to about 8 oz.. she gets an oz or two if she still is hungry after draining both breasts :\

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Suggestions for increasing milk supply?

Thanks.. we are nursing as much as possible, and I have some weleda nursing tea Ive been drinking..

Domperidone is a Rx right? I dont think thats available in the US unfortunately :(

Also as far as oatmeal.. is the instant stuff ok because all I have (thanks to WIC.. u cant get the real stuff).

I know that I shouldnt be giving formula, but shes still hungry.. alt5ho the amount is decreasing.. sahe's had 4 oz so far today.. she's down to about 8 oz.. she gets an oz or two if she still is hungry after draining both breasts :\

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Suggestions for increasing milk supply?

spend time skin to skin, nude or topless.

you can buy some teas. i think mothers milk tea is a good one. you can find it at most healthfood stores.

also, stimulating your breasts in addtion to increased nursing (playing with nipples, pumping, "milking yourself"

take a hot shower just to let water run over your breasts.

drink LOTS of water.

i had problems and gave up at 6mos. wish i hadn't.