Naturally increasing your breastmilk supply

  1. Ensuring your attachment to the breast is correct
  2. Using the Thompson Method for feeding
  3. Strict 3 hourly feeds
  4. Expressing 20 minutes after each feed to stimulate the breasts (nights included as this is when your hormones / prolactin are most receptive)
  5. Lactation smoothie (see recipe below – not keen on the biscuits as expensive and some have loads of sugar)
  6. Fenugreek, starting with an initial loading dose followed by tablets 3 times a day. Fenugreek has minimal side effects to mum (except more milk may be produced): some people may have some gut irritability (diarrhea) on the loading dose and/or others may start to notice their sweat may smell sweet like maple syrup. Most of the time the baby is unaffected.Please discuss any medication with your chosen health professional. Fenugreek can contraindicate other medications. Doses less than 3500g per day have been reported to produce no effect in many woman.
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