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Thread: How can I increase my evening supply?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2011

    Question How can I increase my evening supply?

    I think I have finally gotten close to being able to EBF. (We are still doing weekly weight checks as DS isn't gaining like doc wants, but his diaper output is decent.) I have plenty of milk at night (from about 10:30 p.m. on), so I always get up once in the night to pump (I am pumping right now in fact, and it's 2 a.m.). For the past week, pumping at night has given me enough milk to supplement in the evenings (around 7 p.m. until bedtime). But I ALWAYS seem to be too low on milk in the evenings... if I could only get my supply up to what it is during the morning and early afternoon, I think I would have enough milk to no longer need to supplement in the evenings!

    My question is:

    Is there any way to increase supply for a specific targeted time of day, like in the evenings?

    Thank you!

    PS - posting this in both increasing milk & pumping forums.
    DS#1: Aidan, born 1/7/11 - 9 lbs. 5 oz. 22 in. (a difficult induced labor), BFed for 2.5 years after a VERY rocky start (indebted to LLL for the support)!
    DS#2: Amiel, born 12/11/13 - 9lbs, 22 in., 8 days "late," spontaneously, naturally & unmedicated after resisting pressure to induce.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2008

    Default Re: How can I increase my evening supply?

    I answered your other post in pumping.
    I'm Hillary
    Wife to Gualberto
    Mom to Nolan
    Born at 32 weeks-3lbs/10oz
    Our precious early angel

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