My Milk Supply is Low and Has Been Low Since the Beginning
I just have a quick question for you. I am a FTM nursing my 9 week old, and have had supply issues from the start. I have tried fenugreek and am currently 1/2 way through a prescription without much change. I am currently pumping about 4 oz each time. Do you think that it would be worth it to try the More Milk supplement? How many would I take and how often? Please let me know what you think. Thank you!
Hi New Mom,
Good work so far. Nine weeks means you have made it through a couple of breast pumping milestones. Your concern is familiar to a lot of moms. There are most likely some important hormone changes at this time, also There are still a number of things that new mothers can do to bring your milk production up.
The mothers who use the More Milk Plus Capsules swear by their effectiveness of this natural breast milk supply booster. We find that there are mothers who begin ordering these galactagogues from GotBreastPump.com, at birth, and use them until they wean.
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Here is a schedule that other mothers have used to make ample milk.
Breast Pumping Schedule
You can adjust this schedule to you biological clock. (earlier waking or later bed time)
Waking AM to Noon
6 AM, 9 AM, 12 Noon
Afternoon to Midnight
3 PM, 6PM, 9 PM, 12 Midnight
Wee Hours (A Must!)
What you will notice, as early as tomorrow morning or the next morning, is the first wake up pumping session in the morning will be your best milk supply of the day.
Next, night feedings are critical to increasing milk supply. Most successful pumpers state that although they would love to stop night pumping, but they do it usually 2 times per night, even if they pump for a year or more. There is good reason for night pumping. The hormone Feedback Inhibitor of Lactation (FIL) signals the mammary glands to slow or stop production when large gaps exist in pumping/feeding times, especially at night.
Using a massage technique, will get the “hind milk” out. The massage technique is to start at the side, under the arm and press forward toward the nipple. Try to feel the mammary glands and apply gentle pressure where you feel full glands. Do the same under the breast lobe and again gently apply pressure toward the nipple.
Do this once you feel “let down” or if you don’t feel “let down”, once milk begins to flow. Continue all during each breast pumping session.
Within a few feedings, you should notice a difference in the amount of milk you produce and with the hind milk you get to the higher fat content and nutrients that will satisfy your baby better.
Doing these things consistently will normally get mothers back to ample milk production.
Also, take a look at our 10 Ways to Increase Breast Milk Supply
After trying some of the techniques listed, let me know how you are doing. I really like to hear back from moms.
Make sure to take good care of yourself.