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I had a rough start to breastfeeding and I have never quite been able to replace the original supply! I take Motilium and I’m still struggling. Know any magic tricks for me? Willing to try almost anything!

Posted by starrz11, 2nd April 2014

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  • Brewer’s yeast!

  • I found Chinese porridge really helped my supply. Probably because it has lots of water in it but you might not find it to your liking. Fluid and either get bub to feed often or pump on a regular basis/after feeds. Sleep is also extremely important in milk supply so if you are lacking sleep because of bub try to get some help either your partner or a family member.

  • I have heard that oats can be a helpful booster, so to is demand feeding

  • i hope its going well

  • My mum makes a soup and adds all chinese black fungus, mushrooms, lily buds and all those types of mushrooms with chicken and stock. She suggest making soup everytime and so does all my family and friends and their breast supply increases a lot from it.

  • Lactation cookies, fenugreek and lots of expressing between feeding bubs. lots of fluids

  • Lactation cookies, fenugreek and lots of expressing between feeding bubs. lots of fluids

  • A big bowl of porridge everyday. Oats help to boost supply. Also take a good Magnesium Supplement with added extra vitamins. I use this one and found it helped the most.

  • I was lucky to never have this problem as my little one just cluster fed. The more bub drinks the more milk you will make. However I have heard about these cookies – could be worth a try!! http://www.bellybelly.com.au/breastfeeding/breastmilk-supply-increase-breastmilk-lactation-cookie-recipe#.U0TfDL-KDmI

  • Drink lots of water and pump pump pump! The only way to increase supply is to increase the demand. Also don’t stress, stress doesn’t help with anything.

  • Just be careful with Fenegreek tablets, can upset your baby’s stomach. A little trick I used was staying warm. If I put a jumper or my big woolie robe and was nice and warm I would have heaps of milk. Drink plenty of water, and relax, being tense holds back milk. If you can pump a little each day, after a feed. It might only be a small amount but over time will increase your supply (store what you pump).

  • Fenegreek tablets, goggle the dosage. My maternal and child health nurse recommended it and seemed to work for me.

  • Keep your fluids up and while your feeding sip on a cup of tea of cool drink to keep you hydrated and also express inbetween feeds as the more you express the more you will make

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