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Can I increase my milk supply?

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strawberrycornetto Tue 16-Sep-08 13:13:49

DS is fully breastfed and is allergic to cows milk. I go back to work in 2 weeks and will be expressing at work to provide him with milk to take to nursery. Since he can't have cows milk I also need spare milk for breakfast and for cooking.

I am worried I won't be able to express enough to keep up. Is there any way of increasing the milk I get? Realistically, I will only be able to express twice a day at work max. I also don't think I'll have time before work. I currently express in the evening and get about 4oz. He gets 2 as a dreamfeed and 2 for breakfast.

Thanks smile

onepieceoflollipop Tue 16-Sep-08 14:42:41

You will get more "expert" responses than mine I am sure, but afaik the best way to increase your supply is to feed more often and/or express more often. (feeding more often is the most effective I think)

Some people also find the amount you can express varies with the type of pump, so if you have a fairly basic/manual pump you might want to look into hiring an electric one.

Good luck with your return to work.

Nezzi Tue 16-Sep-08 15:17:00

hello strawberry.

I posted a similar question a few days ago. if you look down the page a bit you'll find "how do i increase my milk supply" I got some really helpful responses. I hope you find something useful there too.
Expressing little but often, fenugreek supplements and an electric pump etc etc.

Best of luck & keep up the good work.

strawberrycornetto Tue 16-Sep-08 16:11:16

Thanks and sorry for the duplicated post blush. Have just bought a medela swing and will look into the fenugreek.

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