what happens after week 12?

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-11-2005
what happens after week 12?
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Tue, 04-19-2005 - 2:09pm
They say that you start to level off at week 12 so does that mean, there's nothing you can do after that week 12 to increase your supply??? I BF for 4 weeks and i've been EP for 4.5 weeks now. I'm no where near where i want to be. I'm getting like 30 oz in a 24 period but i want to be at like 40 oz. I drink mother's milk tea 3X a day, i take fenugeek 2X a day, eat oatmeal in the morning and i think it's all helping a little ( not a lot). Let's say at week 12, i'm not producing as much as i need to, what should i do.
I pump every 3 hr too.
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-29-2004
Tue, 04-19-2005 - 2:37pm

There is no line in the sand that says you can't or won't increase supply after a certain time.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 01-26-2005
Tue, 04-19-2005 - 4:14pm
La Leche Bfing answer book suggested combining fenugreek with blessed thistle. I got no increase from fenugreek alone, but got three more ounces a day from combining the two. It got crazy expensive, so I discontinued after a few weeks. Dosage for each were three caps three times a day. It may be worth it for you to try. 30 ounces sounds like a good supply to me but you have a big eater?
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Registered: 04-11-2005
Tue, 04-19-2005 - 6:03pm
what is blessed thistle??? Tea?
Where can get it.