I had my daughter 8 weeks early she was in NICU for 3 weeks shes finally home...my milk production was fine till we got home. She latches on fine but the milk is taking a while to come out and she becomes frustruated and impatient, what can i do to increase my milk production, any foods you recommend? Please help shes drinking pumped breast milk average of 8-12 bottles a day and i dont want to start formula as yet
<blockquote><b>Quoting .Mommy.:</b>" fenugreek, mother's milk tea, pump A LOT\. drink a lot of water. and more importantly DON'T give up. Happy your baby is doing good now. You are already giving her the best you can by trying to bf."</blockquote>
Where do i find Fenugreek and mothers tea? Noticed ur in BH im in culver city what. Store is closer for me to get them, thank you so much i appreciate all your help
Are you nursing or pumping and giving bottles? If you're nursing - nurse more. You might not even be able to leave the couch for a few days because you'll be nursing almost the entire day. It will increase supply for sure.
If you're pumping, then pumping every hour for at least 20 mins should increase supply.
If that fails then beer. Higher quality beers usually have higher yeast content and will increase supply within hours. Never had any luck with teas, but I definitely noticed beer working.
If she's fussy during feedings, she's cluster feeding. Definitely do some googling on what cluster feeding is. She will keep nursing and it will increase your supply over a couple of days.
she is probably just fussy because the bottle comes out faster than the breast....it will take awhile for her to get used to the differance in flow but u need to try and just offer the breast as much as possible if u want her to breastfeed as opposed to taking it from the bottle.