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    HELP! Am I...

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    ...drying up? I can go 5 hours and not really be that engorged...whereas before I kind of was? What do you think?
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    I'm worried about this too so I'm bumping for you!
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    are you eating enough? I'm doing alot of research on low milk supplies since I'm planning on trying to relactate. Here's a list of things that can help boost your supply:

    *Eat oatmeal and oat products
    *Drink barley-based drinks such as homemade barley water, Roma, Caffix or Pero
    *Consume plenty of dark green vegetables
    *Ensure adequate fluid intake each day (100+ ounces is helpful for some mothers). *Although some mothers find that drinking too much water can decrease their supply, I found that I needed about 120 ounces per day to produce milk
    *Drink lactogenic teas
    *Eat plenty of protein and good fats

    ETA as long as your baby is gaining enough weight and their ped isn't worried than you're probably fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brittany Rashel View Post
    are you eating enough? I'm doing alot of research on low milk supplies since I'm planning on trying to relactate. Here's a list of things that can help boost your supply:

    *Eat oatmeal and oat products
    *Drink barley-based drinks such as homemade barley water, Roma, Caffix or Pero
    *Consume plenty of dark green vegetables
    *Ensure adequate fluid intake each day (100+ ounces is helpful for some mothers). *Although some mothers find that drinking too much water can decrease their supply, I found that I needed about 120 ounces per day to produce milk
    *Drink lactogenic teas
    *Eat plenty of protein and good fats

    ETA as long as your baby is gaining enough weight and their ped isn't worried than you're probably fine.
    this is great advise
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    How old is your baby? Over a period of time your supply will become regular with your babys eating habits.
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    i think youre just fine. our babies are about the same age and im the same way. she seems satisfied even though im not having letdowns between feedings anymore. i guess my body is just leveling out to the way she eats. which is all over the place, never in any kind of pattern!


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