What can you do about low milk supply?
1) Have your prolactin and thyroid levels checked
2) Use Fenugreek (Available at Pharmaca, Rebecca’s Apothecary, Vitamin Cottage or Whole Foods)
3) Use Goats Rue (Available-same as above)
4) Acupuncture (Acupuncture Clinic BBCC Mondays 11:30-2:00p.m.)
- Cost: $40
- Contact: Kate Blalack, L.Ac. 303-545-5792 x 107 kblalack@ChineseMedicineDoc.com to make an appointment or with questions.
5) Visit www.lowmilksupply.org and www.mobimotherhood.org
6) Get more information from these books
Mother Food by Hilary Jacobson and
The Breastfeeding Mothers Guide To Making More Milk by Lisa Marasco
7) Visit www.mobimotherhood.org and learn about the “power pumping” technique described below:
Power pumping is a technique that can be helpful in building a milk supply. For more information on basic pumping techniques, see the pumping section below. Here is a brief explanation of power pumping.
Power pumping involves using regular pumping techniques and setup, but in a unique way. The idea is to mimic a baby who is nursing frequently to increase a mother’s supply, as is common in the nursing relationship during a growth spurt. To power pump, hook-up as you would for a normal pumping session, pump for 10-20 minutes, rest 10 minutes, then pump another 10 minutes, then rest for 10 minutes, then pump again for 10 minutes. The mother does this for about an hour, once per day, to increase supply. At other pumping times during the day, routine pumping is used. It can take about a week to see an increase, so don’t get discouraged.
Some mothers prefer to concentrate their efforts and have a power pumping weekend, called “Power Pumping Boot Camp” by some lactation consultants. They power pump at each pumping for a couple of days before returning to routine pumping.
Stephanie Moore – Becoming Mothers. 303-546-MAMA
Chandra Ruiz, CLEC – email@example.com. 520.225.7626 ($120/2 hours home visit)
Nichole Didelot, CLC – joyfulmidwife.com. 303.669.9605 ($75/ home visit)
Darcy Kamin, RN – firstname.lastname@example.org. 303.447.2609
9) Friday Afternoon Breastfeeding Club at BCH 720-254-7834 www.bch.org
Tuesday Afternoon Breastfeeding Club at BBCC (Boulder Birth Community Classroom) Drop-in 1:00-2:00
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