Re: Feeling like a failure..help
Sixyearplan covered just about everything I can think of. Just a few additional things you can do to increase your supply:
- Herbs. Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, and plain old oatmeal are all useful for increasing milk supply.
- Drugs. Reglan and Domperidone are anti-nausea drugs which can increase milk supply as a side-effect. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for all women, so discuss these drugs with your doctor or midwife before taking either one.
- See a lactation consultant, preferably an IBCLC. Nothing beats hands-on help!!!
Meanwhile, pump, pump, pump using the best possible pump you can afford. Hospital-grade rental pumps are often the most effective. When I had supply issues, I pumped every 2 hours during the day and every 3 at night, and saw good results in a hurry.
You can do it!
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