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Posted on Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Question: Hi doctor my baby is in 3rd month however i used to get 125-150ml breastmilk on daily basis inbetween we travellved to different state when i came back i saw the milk is getting reduced can you please help me what to take to increase my supply again? i am having garlic almonds all fruits everthing but seems no change
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Answered by Dr. Shanti Vennam (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Detailed below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Thanks for letting us know your health concern.

I have gone through your query and would like to offer some information.

1. Breast feed every 2-3 hours and from both sides. Make sure the baby is feeding completely on one side before moving on. Breast feeding enhances milk production through hormone effect.

2. Use a breast pump in between feeds.

3. Use if certain medications like antihistamines and hormone contraception can cause decreased breast milk.

4. Infections, medical conditions like pregnancy induced hypertension, diabetes and polycystic ovarian disease can also be a cause and have to be excluded.

5. Avoid stress. Take adequate rest. Stress and lack of proper sleep can reduce breast milk production.

6. Take a well balanced diet and maintain adequate hydration.

Hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help.

regards,
Shanti.V.
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Hi doctor my baby is in 3rd month however i

Brief Answer: Detailed below. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for letting us know your health concern. I have gone through your query and would like to offer some information. 1. Breast feed every 2-3 hours and from both sides. Make sure the baby is feeding completely on one side before moving on. Breast feeding enhances milk production through hormone effect. 2. Use a breast pump in between feeds. 3. Use if certain medications like antihistamines and hormone contraception can cause decreased breast milk. 4. Infections, medical conditions like pregnancy induced hypertension, diabetes and polycystic ovarian disease can also be a cause and have to be excluded. 5. Avoid stress. Take adequate rest. Stress and lack of proper sleep can reduce breast milk production. 6. Take a well balanced diet and maintain adequate hydration. Hope you find this information useful. Please feel free to contact for further clarifications. I will be happy to help. regards, Shanti.V.