Posted in Breastfeeding, Postpartum Recovery

My wife isn't producing as much milk as she would like. Ideas for increasing production?

Joe

Background - My wife just gave birth a couple days ago. Our 4th child, she is 44, never had an issue with the others. Thanks

  • B
    Aug 18

    How is she feeding? Breastfeeding? Exclusively pumping? Doing both? Is she getting enough water and calories?

  • B
    Aug 18

    Also at first most women don’t produce much because baby doesn’t need much. Might be her body just doing what baby needs

  • Kieli
    Aug 18

    I agree with B, the first couple days after both of my daughters were born I barley created any milk (colostrum) then 3-4 days my milk came rushing in. I also agree with making sure she has plenty of water, food and rest too. With my first daughter when I noticed my supply getting a little low, I would drink Mothers Milk Tea, and it really seemed to help.

  • Joe
    Aug 18

    Thanks for the advice, just want to be as supportive as possible.

  • Brittany
    Aug 19

    It took a week for my milk to come in after giving birth. I would recommend just nursing as often as possible.

  • K
    Aug 19

    Mothers milk tea, lots of water

  • G
    Aug 19

    I had the same thing and was told it was normal in the beginning. My supply started to come in around 3 weeks but it was still low. I increased it dramatically by taking in more calories, pumping and breastfeeding, sleeping as much as possible and taking a lactation supplement. Many supplements on the market contain fenugreek which actually decreased my supply so I switched to fenugreek free supplements and also made my own lactation cookies. It was definitely work to get my supply to increase but I am now at 40 oz per day and keeping up with my LO. Oh and also chug water like crazy! Hope this helps...

  • Erica
    Sep 19

    I had similar issue, lots of water and BabaBella's organic lactation cookies helped a lot.