Re: Getting supply back after hormonal bc?
You can definitely get your supply back! Moms who have never been pregnant or nursed a baby before can successfully nurse their adopted children, so you are way ahead of the game!
Is your baby still nursing, or are you only bottlefeeding? If your baby will still nurse, you may be able to regain your supply merely by putting her to the breast before offering a supplement. Over time, she may stimulate your supply back up to 100%.
You might want to consider supplementing with a supplemental nursing system (SNS). With a SNS, your baby will learn that food comes only from mom's breast and will also stimulate your milk supply even as she feeds from the SNS tube.
Pumping can be a great help in increasing your milk supply. Now is a great time to visit your local lactation consultant and rent a good hospital-grade pump with correctly-sized breast shields. When I had supply issues, I pumped every 2 hours and every 3 at night. It was a lot of work, but my supply bounced back in a hurry!
There are herbal supplements that may help increase your supply: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and oatmeal are commonly used.
Finally, there are prescription anti-nausea drugs- Reglan in the US, Domperidone in Canada and the EU- that have the side-effect of increasing your Prolactin levels and thus your milk supply. Consult a doctor before taking either drug, and make sure you discuss any family or personal history of depression before taking Reglan, which can increase your risk for that illness.
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