Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
198 Doctors are Online

Suggest treatment to improve breast milk supply

User rating for this question
Very Good
Answered by

Practicing since : 2010
Answered : 2125 Questions
i have given birth to a baby boy 2 months back. i had alot of milk but baby had problem latching but i managed to feed him with formula. i extract and give him milk too... lately very less milk i can extract and my breast do not feel full. i am taking lactare from last two days two capsules morning and two capsules evening. doesnt seem to be helping much. what shall i take to have very good milk supply as my baby is a 2.5 month old 6 kg baby with high demand for milk
Posted Sat, 16 Aug 2014 in Pregnancy
Answered by Dr. Soumya 29 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Sucking by baby is best medicine

Detailed Answer:

Welcome to healthcare magic.

The process of lactation is mainly dependent upon stimulation by the baby. Means when baby sucks the breast, it creates a reflex ( Sucking Reflex) to brain which secretes a hormone called oxytocin which helps in production as well as discharge of milk.

Since you are not feeding the baby, it is unlikely that breast milk production will continue like before due to lack of stimulation.

Prescribing any medicines at this stage is not going to help. Only thing that helps is training the baby to suck. Especially your baby seems to be healthy and gaining good weight, you can continue supplimenting with formula milk if not able to suck.

Dr. Soumya
Above answer was peer-reviewed by
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+

The user accepted the expert's answer

Ask an OBGYN

© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor