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May 5th, 2014, 08:24 AM
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What works or has worked for you before to increase supply?
I'm pumping whenever I can but not getting even a half ounce. I'm eating oats, lactation cookies, mother's milk tea, and other foods that are supposed to be lactogenic. I started taking More Milk Plus. I'm thinking about trying Goat's Rue too.


We go back to the doctor for a weight check on Wednesday and I'm hoping for any kind of gain - even just a couple of ounces.
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May 5th, 2014, 09:25 AM
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Pumping after each time I nursed, eating more calories, and nursing on demand (literally nurse at any sign if rooting, fist/finger sucking, etc, not waiting until baby cries). Oh and letting baby nurse as long as he wants.

I had concerns earlier last week so I've been doing all these things to get my supply up. It's working because I'm leaking now, and I feel my milk let down at least 2-3 times sometimes more when I nurse him.

Do not worry if you don't pump much. Pumping is not a good indicator of how much milk you're making, especially if your milk isn't letting down while you pump. Holding baby or looking at baby, smelling their blankets etc. can all help get your milk to let down while pumping.
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May 5th, 2014, 12:10 PM
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May 5th, 2014, 03:37 PM
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Great thread - thank you so much! I feel like I'm not making enough and my little dude is a rooting machine. My nipples are so terribly sore right now. He has a tongue tie, but we don't have an appt to get it looked at until Wed. Until then, I was told to just suck it up and let him feed on demand. On a pain scale, I'd give it a 3 -- not undoable…but it is really getting me down. I'd love to get him filled up and happy. I feel like he asks to feed so much because he's only getting "wimpy" milk.
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May 5th, 2014, 07:47 PM
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I swear the lactation cookies are helping. I made mine with oatmeal, brewers yeast, and flax seed. I also started taking 3-4 fenugreek a day. Not sure this made a difference since your supposed to take 9 a day. Also drink lots and lots of water!!! Pump in between feedings and keep pumping after milk stops coming. I always pump 5-10 minutes then take a 5-10 min break and then do it again. Google power pumping
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May 8th, 2014, 01:33 PM
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Great thread - thank you so much! I feel like I'm not making enough and my little dude is a rooting machine. My nipples are so terribly sore right now. He has a tongue tie, but we don't have an appt to get it looked at until Wed. Until then, I was told to just suck it up and let him feed on demand. On a pain scale, I'd give it a 3 -- not undoable…but it is really getting me down. I'd love to get him filled up and happy. I feel like he asks to feed so much because he's only getting "wimpy" milk.

I'm in the same boat. I'm so sore =(
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