Milk supply dwindling. What can I do/eat?

(2 Posts)
SaggyAndLucy Sun 16-Mar-14 12:04:10

baby is 8 days old and in scbu so I'm expressing for her. A couple of days ago I had a large hot egg sized lump on one side and around a quarter of the other breast was hard, hot and tender.
I know the drill, I massaged, hot compressed and pumped for England in just about every position possible and over the next day the blockages subsided.
The trouble is so has my milk! I was getting 120 mls or so 5/6 times a day, this has gone down to 30 mls total at the last attempt. I've got loads of fluid going in, im eating and getting as much sleep as possible. I've upped pumping today to at least every 4 hours or so and im going to pop in some 'cluster feeds'.
can anyone think of anything else I can do, or any suggestions for bf

I look rather ghostly so dp is bringing me some multivitamins with iron. would a calcium supplement help?

AndIFeedEmGunpowder Sun 16-Mar-14 18:39:58

Can you bear to fit in an extra pumping session at night? Prolactin peaks between midnight and 6am I think, so those sessions are the best for boosting supply.

Don't know if you have seen this kellymom link which has some advice for expressing successfully.

You can take fenugreek to boost supply but I'd ask the advice of the hospital feeding specialist first.

Wish you and your baby all the best. flowers

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