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    Default How to get milk?

    I know there are probably Threads on here about this but I just wanted a quick answer. I need to get my milk up because my DD is going through her 6 months growth spur and I don't have enough. I wanted some easy quick ways to get my milk supply up. Any ideas?
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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    Let your little one nurse a lot more! My DD is going through the same growth spurt now and she eats quite a bit more and for longer each time to stimulate milk production. I definately notice an increase in my milk in the past couple days. You can also try fenugreek supplements or mothers milk tea. HTH!
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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    1. Nurse on demand.
    2. If you're exclusively pumping instead of nursing, add pumping sessions until your output matches your baby's needs.
    3. Eat oatmeal. Take some fenugreek. Drink water.
    4. Relax!

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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by Momma1 View Post
    1. Nurse on demand.
    2. If you're exclusively pumping instead of nursing, add pumping sessions until your output matches your baby's needs.
    3. Eat oatmeal. Take some fenugreek. Drink water.
    4. Relax!
    Why does oatmeal help?
    Just solids now

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    Adasah Paula Carmona born: September 6th 2007
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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    Quote Originally Posted by mommy shur shur View Post
    Why does oatmeal help?
    It's supposed to increase your supply- I'm not sure why or how it works but a lot of people swear that it does.

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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    health whole grain...

    http://www.kellymom.com/babyconcerns..._increase.html

    here's a bunch of helpful hints.

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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    http://www.kellymom.com/bf/supply/oatmeal.html


    Some possible explanations:
    Oatmeal is is a good source of iron. It is known that maternal anemia/low iron levels can result in a decreased milk supply, so it makes sense that eating something high in iron might increase milk supply in some women.

    Oatmeal is a comfort food for many women. Anything that increases relaxation in mom can encourage let-down, and hence also influence milk supply.

    A use that some of the milk-increasing herbs share is that of decreasing cholesterol levels. Herbs used for both increasing milk production and decreasing cholesterol levels include fenugreek and alfalfa. Oat bran, which is in oatmeal, is also known to help lower cholesterol.


    Suggested dosage: One bowl of hot oatmeal (any type) every day. Some moms say that they see an increase in supply when they eat anything made with oats, including instant oatmeal and oatmeal cookies.
    Side effects: Oats are not associated with any adverse effects
    Those with gluten sensitivity (celiac disease) should eat oats with caution

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    Default Re: How to get milk?

    Keep her at the breast! That's nature's way of getting you to make more milk.

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