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September 9th, 2015, 10:20 AM
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So... I have purchased the Mothers Milk Tea and some fenugreek. I'm was trying to come up with something to help with milk production, but some part of me wants to wait and see what happens.

Anyone use any "natural" aids for milk production? Also, I'm not sure if having a c-section impacts milk coming in? Any thoughts on this topic are welcome!

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September 9th, 2015, 10:41 AM
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I don't know about whether a C-section has any impact on milk production, but some other C-section mamas might be able to give you some insight on that.

I had trouble with milk production, but only because my daughter wouldn't nurse so I was pumping exclusively and a pump doesn't get as much milk out as a baby can. I did Fenugreek and it definitely made a difference. I hadn't heard of Mother's Tea last time, but I've heard it's helpful.

From what I understand most moms don't have a problem with milk production and I'd be careful trying to boost it to much to start because you don't necessarily want to end up with an oversupply. Doubt that would happen, but I'd start by seeing what happens. Then, see about adding in the natural milk producers if you need to. I didn't end up nursing so most of my advice is based off what I've read so hopefully some other moms can give you more insight.

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September 9th, 2015, 11:45 AM
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I would definitely just see how your milk production goes on its own before trying anything outside. Your body might respond just exactly the way it needs to. Overproduction can be painful and really annoying.
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September 9th, 2015, 11:45 AM
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I have never had an issue with milk production because of a c-section. It always takes a few to get the production going for new moms but it comes in unless you have another issue.
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September 9th, 2015, 01:59 PM
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Hmmm. Okay, this is helpful, thank you.
I'll wait and see what happens. I'm anxious to get my stash going, because I will be traveling before he's six weeks so I need him to get on a bottle so that his dad or others can feed him too. I have read that I should breastfeed exclusively for awhile, but I'll need to move up the timeline to get him used to both the breast & bottle.
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September 9th, 2015, 04:02 PM
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Just be careful how soon you offer the bottle because then you will be dealing with nipple confusion. Then when you need him to take a bottle, I've heard it works better when you are not in the room.

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September 9th, 2015, 04:24 PM
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carmenah, I had a cs the only thing i did different was eat one bowl of oatmeal a day, milk came in on day 3 like normal.. I make the no bake lactation bites recipe i posted...
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September 9th, 2015, 05:08 PM
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Not sure about the milk production. It seems I am already producing it and I haven't even gone into labor. I embarrassingly sprayed myself the other day by accident when I was examining my breasts cause it felt like they were leaking >.<

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September 10th, 2015, 10:00 AM
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I have heard that csection moms might get their milk in a little later, but that probably isn't true for all women. I would try to nurse on demand and nurse as much as possible. If you aren't seeing any weight gain, then maybe look at some options to increase your supply.

I nursed and pumped the first year, but after 6 months I pumped exclusively because DD refused to nurse anymore. I had supply problems and I am fairly certain I read and tried everything to boost my supply. The last 6 months was tough, but there is so much out there to help produce more if you are pumping. Gatorade, oatmeal, and fenugreek were my go tos and then I added one Guinness every night and that did the trick for me. Mother's milk tea works for some, but I found I had to drink like 8 cups a day to notice a difference and I could get the same results from taking fenugreek and drinking gatorade so I did that instead.
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September 15th, 2017, 02:37 PM
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Healthy nursing tea was the great help which boosted mysupply from one oz to 5 oz per session. Also, water intake helps.
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