Increasing supply

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-12-2013
Increasing supply
Thu, 11-14-2013 - 11:26am

I was hoping someone here would have a few tips for increasing my milk supply.  My little one is two weeks old and I'm having a hard time keeping up with his appetite.  I've been nursing as much as possible and eating oatmeal like there is no tomorrow.  Anything else you'd suggest?

iVillage Member
Registered: 06-10-2008
Thu, 11-14-2013 - 12:45pm

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

- What signs are you having that you may have concerns about your supply?

- Has baby had his two week checkup yet? Is he back to birth weight?

- Is baby having at least 3-4 dirties and 5-6 wets per day?

- About how many nursing sessions would you guess you're having per day?

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

- Any meds or hormonal birth control?

- Is this your first baby?

- How is his latch? Are you having pain or is it comfortable?

Hang in there!