Low Milk Production

by Jahara A
(Woodridge, Illinois, United States )

Hi I'm a first time parent my daughter is 2 months old and even though she got her shots her appetite is faster than my milk production I've tried to express my milk but barely anything comes out and when I pump I only get a couple of ounces I've tried everything I can naturally to get more milk but nothing has worked its depressing that I can't seem to produce enough milk so my daughter can eat. What can I do to increase my milk supply? (I need more milk fast because I'm starting college soon) thanks in advance

Answer from the lactation consultant:
I do not have NEAR enough information to answer this question properly. But I will start with the basics:
1. Are you emptying your breasts 8-12 times a day? Day and night? So, not skipping all night without emptying?
2. Are you taking your prenatals?
3. Are you drinking plenty of water and eating at least 1800 calories a day?
4. Are you NOT on any hormone based birth control?
If any of the above questions point to the cause you can correct it, however, if you still have questions, I recommend you set up a private online consultation with me and we can figure this out together.
YOu can choose a phone consultation or a skype consultation from the menu on the left.
Liz Pevytoe, RN, IBCLC

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