Boosting Supply?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-25-2013
Boosting Supply?
Tue, 08-13-2013 - 10:58am

Hi ladies,

I was hoping you could offer me a few ideas for boosting my milk supply.  I'm just not producing enough for my little one (born in June) and we've had to supplement with formula.  Is there anything I can do and/or take to boost my supply?  What do you all recommend? 

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2008
Thu, 08-15-2013 - 7:03am

Welcome to the board and thanks for stopping by! Would it be ok if I asked you a few questions?

- Baby is about 2 months old?

- What indications are you having that your supply is not sufficient?

- Are weight gain and diaper output on track?

- How many times a day are you nursing? One breast or both?

- How much formula are you currently giving? When did you begin supplementing and under what circumstances?

- No solids, right?

- Are you pumping at all? How often? What kind of pump? How much milk do you get when you pump?

- Are you taking any hormonal birth control?

- Do you have any health issues that might affect supply, like PCOS, diabetes, thyroid issues, hormonal issues or prior breast surgeries?

- Have you already worked with a local lactation consultant or La Leche League Leader or is this it the first time you've reached out for help?

Hang in there!