Help increasing milk supply

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-22-2011
Help increasing milk supply
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 12:15pm

Hey everyone. My son will be 8 weeks on Saturday and

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-14-2010
Tue, 11-22-2011 - 6:59pm
I think you have a great shot at increasing your supply, especially where you have another four weeks before you hit the 12 week mark. Check out the beginner's guide in the roll call and intro section for lots of advice on increasing supply. In conjunction with your fenugreek, try taking blessed thistle, as they work best together. The quick rundown of other things you can do are take more milk plus, drink mother's milk brand tea, and power pump (pump 20 min on, 10 off, 10 on, 10 off, 10 on) for a total of an hour in place of one of your regular pumps. Good luck!


iVillage Member
Registered: 09-12-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 2:02am

What I did was, I pump every hour for 10 mins for a day. But I didnt manage to do it for 12 hours. I pumped every hour for 8 hours. My daily output then dropped to 54oz,I did that and my supply went up to 78oz the next day =]

Give it a try over the weekend when DH is around to help with the kids.

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-25-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 10:26am

Also, make sure you are pumping long enough at each session.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-21-2011
Wed, 11-23-2011 - 2:20pm
Also, I know there is much talk about the 12 week window, but I think for some of us that time frame is flexible. I do not EP, but pump a lot because I went back to work fulltime at 13 weeks. I started double pumping for 25 minutes 2x a day when I was back at work full time and saw and increase in my production withing 2-3 days. I absolutely was not expecting it but it happened, just FYI.