New Mom with 4 Month Old has Milk Supply Problem

Question from a Mom
I have a 4 month old son and I am breastfeeding and recently my milk supply went down. I do not know the reason. Will More Milk Plas capsules help me? Will I have take it before or after food any specail instructions for taking the capsules.
Also I am using Medela breast pump is there any maintinance required for that pump.
Answer

The directions for taking the More Milk Plus Capsules is to avoid liquids 20 minutes before and 20 minutes following the dose.

Several things could be happening at around 4 months. Certain hormones are slowing down, while others are being activated.

Whether breastfeeding or breast pumping, getting into a consistent schedule is important to the hormones.

This is a suggested schedule that will help increase breast milk supply.
Breast Pumping Schedule

You can adjust this schedule to your 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!)
3 AM

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.

Another issue could be related to schedule and that is night feedings.

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.

This last one is easier than the other two. Eat oatmeal 2 times a day for several days. When you milk supply is back to normal, you can eat it once a day. Oatmeal should be in your diet daily, while you are producing breast milk. It is a natural breastmilk enhancer.  These natural enhancers are called galactagogues.

We at GotBreastPump.com, value the most natural products, as well as finding ways to help mothers save money.

Try these ideas, as well as the More Milk Plus and your milk supply should make a rapid come back. If not, email again and I have some other things that you might try.

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