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Leaving 6 month old for 24 hours advice on increasing milk supply to build up freezer stash

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AldiNappies Thu 09-Jan-20 18:27:47

Hi, I need to leave my 6 month old for 24 hours to attend a funeral in 10 days time. She does take formula but I'd like to build up a breast milk supply in the freezer so she can have breast milk as well as formula. Any tips on increasing supply quickly? Fenugreek?

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JiltedJohnsJulie Sat 11-Jan-20 09:50:01

Fenugreek could help. Are you expressing as you are feeding OP? That helped me smile

AldiNappies Sat 11-Jan-20 11:33:36

Not expressing as I'm feeding @jiltedjohnsjulie how do you manage that? But I am expressing after feeds. Only get about 40ml out though. Trying to skim off 100ml here and there between feeds. I have a haka cup thingy but haven't tried it while feeding. Might give it a go...

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Spam88 Mon 13-Jan-20 05:52:59

Definitely give the hakaa a go while you're feeding, you'll be amazed how much you'll get!

JC12345 Mon 13-Jan-20 05:58:54

I used to express every day in the morning about an hour after first feed so it was like you're creating an extra feed. It takes a few days for your supply to adjust but worked well.

Justtryingtobehelpful Mon 13-Jan-20 06:05:05

I use these to collect milk in small doses. Together I'll get 3-5 every few days to freezer in small batches .

Medela Breastmilk Collection Shells (Breast shells)

JiltedJohnsJulie Mon 13-Jan-20 07:27:04

Yes definitely express at the same time every day. Your body will soon adjust to the new demand. And 40 ml is great smile

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