I do not want to use formula unless absolutely necessary

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Hello again I have a quick non cancer related question I’m hoping you wonderful people would not mind helping with….I’m currently 4 1/2 months pregnant and have had trouble in the past with breast milk production I was wondering if there are any helpful tricks I can start now so I can have ample milk supply when my Lil one arrives…I do not want to use formula unless absolutely necessary

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  1. Ok i never breastfeed. I am a guy but grew up among women. The southeast asia countries– recipe- green papaya or chayote, ginger,onion,garlic, water,chicken breast or wings-your choice. Sautee garlic onion ginger. Add water to a boil then chicken then green papaya or chayote, salt to taste. As for ingredients measurements–you decide how flavorfull you want it. Sauteeing, when you smell aroma come together, do next step. Eat w/ rice or bread. You will lactate. Also hug your baby & husband often & smell them. Have fun.

  2. Avoid mint, peppermint and anything from mint family … Drink plenty of water, and fenugreek tea can be helpful

  3. Mamma I totally get it. I just finished breastfeeding my babe after 7 months of pumping. I needed to finish because I had a kidney infection that went undiagnosed for 2 months (after I was in the hospital with a sever kidney infection… They had no idea what it was and I figured it out after the fact! )
    I would first recommend trying to keep/make yourself as healthy as possible. My health would not allow me to produce enough but what kept me hanging in there was as follows:
    Oatmeal with grassfed butter in it!!! I did that with a little salt, and rasins… It sounds strange but it was delicious and worked wonders. I drank mamma's milk tea, and drank plenty of water since that's sooooooo crucial to milk production. Avocados- as many as you want to eat. Healthy fats are really important as well.
    I'm sure you already know too, but it's all about supply and demand. If you start pumping an extra session, that will signal your body to make more. Skin to skin is sooooo important for all of this too!
    The best single piece of advice that's super easy to do is take fenugreek supplements. I used solaray fenugreek capsules and my LC instructed me to take 3 caps 3x a day (so I did with meals!)
    That was hands down the only thing that kept me from losing supply more than once! Good luck to you mommy! Think positive thoughts and worry not. I know how easy it can be to worry about it, but rather, think of how much milk you'll have and how much excess you will store!

  4. Mamma I totally get it. I just finished breastfeeding my babe after 7 months of pumping. I needed to finish because I had a kidney infection that went undiagnosed for 2 months (after I was in the hospital with a sever kidney infection… They had no idea what it was and I figured it out after the fact! )
    I would first recommend trying to keep/make yourself as healthy as possible. My health would not allow me to produce enough but what kept me hanging in there was as follows:
    Oatmeal with grassfed butter in it!!! I did that with a little salt, and rasins… It sounds strange but it was delicious and worked wonders. I drank mamma's milk tea, and drank plenty of water since that's sooooooo crucial to milk production. Avocados- as many as you want to eat. Healthy fats are really important as well.
    I'm sure you already know too, but it's all about supply and demand. If you start pumping an extra session, that will signal your body to make more. Skin to skin is sooooo important for all of this too!
    The best single piece of advice that's super easy to do is take fenugreek supplements. I used solaray fenugreek capsules and my LC instructed me to take 3 caps 3x a day (so I did with meals!)
    That was hands down the only thing that kept me from losing supply more than once! Good luck to you mommy! Think positive thoughts and worry not. I know how easy it can be to worry about it, but rather, think of how much milk you'll have and how much excess you will store!

  5. A daily beer increases production.

  6. Acupuncture and herbal medicine can be extremely useful to help promote lactation. 🙂

  7. I don't know your health history but "maybe" fixing your adrenals & possibly taking in a female hormones herbal balancer restorative & regenerating may be it…

  8. Thank you, Sandy!!

  9. Sara Beavers, the darker the beer, the better

  10. Sandy Carlson Creswell, correct me if im wrong but only certain types of beer though, right? Like dark beer?

  11. Your body will do what it needs when it needs. Your baby will need colostrum the first few days of life, and then your milk will mature on its own. Nursing on demand, skin to skin, and cosleeping will all help with your supply, which in turn, will meet baby's demand. Don't give formula at all or even a bottle for at least the first 6 weeks, as this can cause nipple confusion and hinder the breastfeeding relationship. Don't give your baby a pacifier either- those were created to substitute for a baby's need to suckle the breast, which also helps with your supply. Spend lots of time with baby, and when baby wants to nurse, just suckle or comfort nurse, make sure you nurse on demand. Very critical. Good luck!

  12. Up your B vitamins. ..specifically brewers yeast

  13. Lots of water! Alfalfa!

  14. Goats rue, blessed thistle, fenugreek and fenel. I ground fenugreek seed, put it in oil in a double boiler, and strained. Works well, and i take it orally. It even got rid of weird pains i had. However goats rue is one that no one ever suggested to me until recently. Mothers milk tea is good too.

  15. Eat and drink a lot and rest. It's hard work to make great food. for a baby.

  16. Ground fenugeeek seeds

  17. Haha raw nuts.

  18. eat raw nuts and plenty of water every time you feed your bubba. Protein helps milk production

  19. traditional medicinals makes a mother milk tea and also a tea while pregnant that aides pregnancy altogether. acupuncture can also be beneficial now and after baby comes. good luck

  20. Ronnie Humphries I would like to suggest a great support network for new mums. "Arnica – UK Parents Support Network,Promoting Natural Immunity"

  21. Mother's Milk tea is wonderful, from what I hear. Also, if you feel you aren't producing enough try sleeping in the same room as the infant. When I was breastfeeding every time she cried I leaked milk. Good luck!

  22. Don't stress over it. Believe in yourself and think positive. Don't go into breastfeeding worrying that you may not have enough. You will have enough. Just let it happen. Your baby will stimulate you into milk production. Be patient and trustful.

  23. You all are wonderful thank you

  24. Stress has a big impact. Many women feel each breastfeeding journey is different with each kid – your body reacts differently and things often happen sooner the second time. Sometimes too much preparation can hinder things. This is a great site for all things breastfeeding: http://www.kellymom.com. Also, join your local La Leche League – very helpful resources!!

  25. Lots of water and fenugreek tea

  26. Edited my above comment as I saw the link did not post the first time, sorry about that!

  27. Fennel essential oil rubbed on the breasts help with milk production.

  28. Yes! You need to do research and feel and listen to your body non-stop until your goal is meet. Never let health related things slide.

  29. Already producing colostrum so I'm happy about that

  30. I would suggest looking into the Weston A Price principals of diet and eating. As long as there isn't an underlying medical condition and you are getting all the nourishment your body needs there is no reason you won't make an adequate supply of milk.

  31. I'm not a doctor, but I would REALLY suggest organic everything, meditation, always hydration, stay away from refined sugar, and stimulate your breasts until drops start coming out.

  32. Sandy thank you

  33. Thank you Jennifer I asked my doctor he said we would research it and get back to me

  34. Believe it or not, drinking one beer a day will increase production. GT brand Kombucha will probably do the same thing and is better for you.

  35. Fenugreek is NOT safe during pregnancy.

  36. Thank you all I love this group so nice to be able to ask advice from kind wise souls

  37. You can start eating lactation cookies, up your water intake, remind yourself that your body is made to meet baby's needs 🙂

    I found this group very helpful as well 🙂

    https://www.facebook.com/BreastMilkMatters?fref=ts

  38. Is fenugreek safe for use now or should I wait till delivery???

  39. Jennifer Burroughs thank you

  40. Join this group it is fabulous.

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