(Closed) Tips on replenishing breast milk ASAP PLEASE!

posted 4 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
648 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I reccomend asking your DR or Nurse about advice. If you have a midwife or doula even better to ask!!

Post # 3
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I would also call your Dr. as they might have prescription drugs they can give you to help. In the meantime drink tons of water, eat oatmeal, some say dark beer like Guiness and keep pumping often.  These web sites are also helpful.  Good luck. 


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Post # 4
1301 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Have you tried power pumping? Check out the Kellymom link here


You also need to make sure you’re eating plenty of good, nutritious calories and plenty of water, you might also try eating galactologues such as oats, tigers milk and lactation cookies or tea. If you can do skin to skin with your LO in the NICU that might help, so might looking at pictures of your LO while you pump.

Do you have access to visit with an IBCLC or can you get in contact with somebody at LLL?

God luck with your supply and all the best to your LO in the NICU!

Post # 5
7522 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2010


Post # 6
2912 posts
Sugar bee

Oatmeal and beer will work 

Post # 7
2912 posts
Sugar bee

Make sure you drink a lot of water after feed or pump! 

Post # 9
1080 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Drink a ton of water! I got amberbock beer, it helped some. And also eat oatmeal! 

Post # 10
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Coconut water and mothers milk tea. An hour after either one of those and I was ENGORGED. Good luck mama!

Post # 12
7437 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

karmalkween:  I took the capsules and my milk came in overnight. You have to take kind of a lot (I believe it was 3 pills 3 times/day), and it makes you smell like maple syrup, but it really helped my supply.

Post # 14
1612 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Go see a lactation consultant if you have one in your area

Post # 15
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

All of the above suggestions are great.  Hospitals with a NICU should have lacation consultants on staff so ask the NICU staff about a referral ASAP.

In the early days when your supply is establishing itself, it’s critical to pump regularly around the clock, every 3 hrs max.

Medications that can increase milk supply are Fenugreek (as above), Blessed Thistle, and also a prescription med called Domperidone.  It’s a lot (!) of pills but generally works along with the pumping and skin to skin if your baby is well enough for it.

All the best in this stressful situation! 

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