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    Default Help me increase my supply

    Looking for tips on increasing my supply please

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    Express either by hand or pump whenever u can or feed as often as u can

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    Thanks - I am currently feeding 2 hourly around the clock & pumping every 2.5 hours. Am trying to do breast compressions whilst feeding.
    Am going to spend the morning skin to skin tomorrow..also heard of the kangaroo care concept.
    My lactation consultant wants me to start taking lomotil?

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    You could try adding LSA or just flaxseed meal to your diet or there are lactation cookies. And make sure your eating well and drinking lots of water, I've found if I don't eat atleast 3 meals a day and have a couple of bottles of water my supply drops.
    I hope this helps!

    Lactation Cookies

    * 1 cup butter or marg
    * 1 cup sugar
    * 1 cup brown sugar
    * 4 tablespoons water
    * 2 tablespoons flaxseed meal (can be found at any local health food store)
    * 2 large eggs
    * 1 teaspoon vanilla
    * 2 cups flour
    * 1 teaspoon baking soda
    * 1 teaspoon salt
    * 3 cups oats, thick cut if you can get them
    * 1 cup or more chocolate chips/sultanas/almonds (whatever takes your fancy)
    * 2-4 tablespoons of brewers yeast* (be generous)

    Preheat oven at 180C. Mix together 2 tablespoons of flaxseed meal and water, set aside for 3-5 minutes. Cream (beat well) margarine and sugar. Add eggs one at a time, mix well. Stir flaxseed mixture and add with vanilla to the margarine mix. Beat until blended. Sift together dry ingredients, except oats and chips. Add to margarine mixture. Stir in oats then chips. Scoop or drop onto baking sheet, preferably lined with parchment. The dough is a little crumbly, so it helps to use a scoop.

    Bake: 8-12 minutes, depending on size of cookies.
    Serves: 6 dozen cookies
    Preparation time: 15 minutes

    * Don't substitute brewer's yeast for anything else... that's what makes 'em work!
    * Raw dough works 10 fold apparently and tastes very very yummy!
    * Remember to keep your water intake up, this can make a difference with supply.

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    I took fenugreek tablets for a while. But I found that the ones from the health food shops worked better than the ones the chemist stocked....

    Also had tea, and broth (not soup) to help my supply.

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    Thats all great info, thankyou - so the secret ingredient (to increase supply) in the cookies is the brewers yeast?

    Very interesting about the chemist supplement versus the health food store supplement however we dont have a health food store here - just the chemist.

    I have also heard milk thistle supplement helps?

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    Spiritofawarrior - could you share your tea and broth recipe?

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    Hi, I took a combination of fenugreek and motillium which was prescribed by my GP at the advice of a lactation consultant. It worked wonders. Then darling Peanut began clearing a room with his smell after he ate.. Like, it was VILE. I could have handled it but I couldn't hold him without dry wretching! I dropped to a half dose of fenugreek and continued with motillium. Try the full dose first though as the stink reaction doesn't happen in every baby.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SugarplumMummy View Post
    Spiritofawarrior - could you share your tea and broth recipe?
    Sorry, tea was just normal green tea, though you can get breast feeding tea which has a combination of anise, fenugreek, fennel etc... but again, these are available from health food shops, (or you can get them on line).

    I just make an ordinary broth, but instead of chicken, I use turkey as its tastier....
    Recipe for broth is:

    1 Turkey drumstick
    1 sml veal shank
    1 carrot cut into 4 pieces
    1 stick celery halved
    1 tomatoe seeded and chopped
    1 potatoe roughly cut

    place turkey and veal into water over heat and as soon as it comes to a boil, remove. Discard water.

    Give the meat a quick rinse, then throw everything (all the vegies and meat) in a pot together. Add water (allowing extra for reduction), add a drop of oil, salt to taste, and parsley (stem and all)

    Bring to boil, then reduce to a simmer.

    Simmer for about 2 hrs, until reduced....

    Then I just strain the broth, and discard all the vegies and meat (I have 2 dogs, so they loooove it when I make broth. They get all the turkey and veal meat )

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    Thanks - I have green tea at home but may look into ordering the bf tea online


 

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