3 years ago

How do you get your milk to increase?

My girl is a week old today and she seems like she’s still hungry after eating 3 oz but that’s all I can get pumping both sides
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last month

Milk is still coming in probably. Also it’s about supply and demand. The more often you pump, your body will catch up and make more.

2 months ago

Drink 16 ounces of water and eat a large bowl of oatmeal. Also supply and demand go together- so you need to pump frequently the first few days to increase that supply. I pumped for both my boys and for 5 weeks exclusively for my nicu babe… I know it’s annoying being connected to the pump (and sometimes depressing) so reward yourself with a tv show or good music or something like that.

last year

Lactation cookies are the best!

last year

@Molly Ashley is correct. Colostrum is a whole 3 course meal in a single drop. Think 4oz of formula nutrients in one drop of colostrum. Colostrum is enough for your baby. You will be fine. Don't stress yourself. Low supply is super super rare and much rarer than media would like you to think.

last year

@Ashley ✨ I’ll try not to and thank you for the reassurance :)

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