Re: estrogen and milk supply
It's possible. How do you know your supply is low? Often moms mistake the normal evening-out of supply, or frequent feeding, for low supply.
First, am I right in thinking that the estrogen reduced supply?
- Nurse more frequently. Many babies nurse every 1.5 hours or even more frequently.
Second, what can I do to get my supply back up? I nurse every 2-3 hours.
- Pump after feeding. More stimulation will help increase supply.
- Herbs: fenugreek, blessed thistle, and oatmeal are all used to increase supply.
- Drugs: as a last resort, there are prescription drugs (Reglan and Domperidone) which can increase supply as a side-effect. Both have additional side-effects and are not right for every woman, so please discuss these drugs with your doctor or midwife before taking either one.
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