Brewers yeast it increase milk supply?

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Registered: 04-29-2003
Brewers yeast it increase milk supply?
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Fri, 10-24-2003 - 11:00am
I am having a problem producing enough milk to keep up with Emma. I am exclusively pumping as she will not latch on. I called the OB/GYN who suggested I drink non-alcoholic beer for the brewer's yeast. I do not like beer so I bought Brewer's Yeast tablets. Has anyone tried this before and how many tablets do I take at one time or during the course of a day?

TIA

Amy and Emma 7 weeks old

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:09pm
Amy, Brewer's yeast is usually not particularly effective for increasing supply.

Here are a couple of links with other things you can try:

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/pumping/pumping_decrease.html

http://www.kellymom.com/bf/concerns/back-to-breast.html#maintainsupply (this is on maintaining supply while exclusively pumping)

http://www.kellymom.com/herbal/herbal_galactagogue.html

 

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Registered: 03-27-2003
Fri, 10-24-2003 - 1:35pm

Here's an article on exclusively pumping that may help:


http://www.parentsplace.com/babies/bfeed/articles/0,,240297_251068,00.html


hth

~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Warmly~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Kathy


Mom to Dan, Kevin, Brian, & Greg, MIL to Sara and Megen