Baby 4.5 months and I want to increase my milk supply

iVillage Member
Registered: 04-13-2011
Baby 4.5 months and I want to increase my milk supply
Wed, 04-13-2011 - 3:52pm

I am so happy I found this board, I really felt that I needed support for pumping.

I have been pumping since I was in the hospital, but I have never been able to build a supply that is enough for my baby. There was a time when I was able to pump anywhere from 9-12 ounces a day. But now I am down to 4 ounces a day, and I think that is mostly because I have dropped too many pumps a day. Is it still possible for me to build my supply up? How do you suggest this can happen. Also, I have been using the medela single pump, is this another reason why I never was able to build enough milk supply?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010

Welcome to the board!

Have you checked out the "beginner's guide" in the roll call section? It has lots of info about pumping and increasing supply.


iVillage Member
Registered: 03-24-2011
Mon, 04-18-2011 - 10:26am