Please help! I need to increase Supply!

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-04-2010
Please help! I need to increase Supply!
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 6:37pm

Hello, I am new here and I need help! I was planning on breastfeeding but didn't workout because I had problems with my nipples... a lactation consultant was helping me but at the end it didn't workout.

In light of that, I bought a Medela in style pump and at the begging I was pumping only 2-3 times a day and I was getting about 4-5 ounces a session.... now I only get barely 1 ounce. I'm 5 weeks PP and I really need more milk so I don't have to supplement with formula that much. 3 days ago I started pumping more, about 5-6 times a day BUT I have no luck... still only one ounce. Not sure why I went from 4-5 ounces to barely 1??

What can I do?

Thank you so much for your input!!!!!

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2010
Tue, 05-04-2010 - 10:29pm

I would do 8-10 pumps a day. You can talk to your doctor about getting on Reglan or Dom that will help you increase your supply. You can also take Fenugreek to help boost your supply.

Im currently on Regland and Fenugreek and it does work.

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