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How can I increase my breast milk supply? I'm exclusively

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How can I increase my breast milk supply? I'm exclusively pumping and
I can get roughly 60ml per session. However my daughter need 85ml per
Meal. How can I increase my supply to meet her demand?
Dr. Owen :

Hello, I am Dr Owen, I am a Board Certified Ob/Gyn Medical Doctor and I want to help you.

Dr. Owen :


Dr. Owen :

how often are you pumping EACH side?

Dr. Owen :

Are you drinking and EATING appropriately enough?

Customer: 10 to 15 mins
Customer: 3 meals a day and lots of water and soup
Dr. Owen :

you mean you are pumping for 10 to 15 minutes, but are you pumping at least every 2 hours per side?

Customer: Every 3 to 4 hrs ill pump
Customer: My dr told me every 3 to 4 hrs is okay
Dr. Owen :

Well usually pumping every 2 hours is what is really needed to produce adequate milk - as that will increase the production.

Dr. Owen :

In addition - there is a medication called Metoclopramide (also known as Reglan) that might help at 10mg per day

Customer: So if I keep on doing what I'm doing now. The production won't increase?
Customer: it used to increase roughly 5ml per day per session but last few days kind of stalled at 60
Dr. Owen :

more than likely no it will not - to increase production you need to pump more frequently.

Dr. Owen :

but you can also ask your doctor for a prescription to Reglan - the dosage is 10mg per day

Customer: Okay. Thanks
Dr. Owen :

you are very welcome

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