How can I increase my milk production?

That’s not bad for a week postpartum. Baby only needs about an ounce or two every couple hours.
Pump at least every two hours, make sure you’re super hydrated & eating lots of protein.

Look up a recipe for milk making cookies, they helped me and we’re delicious.

My daughter was born at 34w4d (she’s 3 weeks now) and she just started taking 3 oz like yesterday. Im pumping appx 6 ounce each sitting (also only pumping;; she wont latch) and i have a heck of a freezer stash. Ive always been told to drink plenty of water (4 kids;; attempted to breastfeed them all) and it will keep your supply up. But if your pumping 5oz per sitting i think you’re doing amazing momma!

Look into your breastfeeding mommas group in your area and they may be able to help you. Also look and see who makes lactation cookies around you. I know someone that makes them around my area and she actually ships them too.

Body is probably still adjusting to what baby needs. Drink lots of water. Eat oats. Sounds like good production so far, I would suggest not trying any supplements yet. Let your body and baby do their thing.

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Join a exclusive pumping or breastfeeding page on Facebook. They have great tips and support! Staying hydrated and getting extra calories will help. Also pumping/nursing at least every 2-3 hours will help you establish a good supply.

5oz is a good amount for one week postpartum.


5 oz is awesome! I never pumped more then 3 a session and exclusively pumped for 6 months. You got this! Lots of water and oats

Brewers yeast in like non alcoholic beer, eat more oatmeal, apricots, and drink milk. Also drink lots of water and snack on protein

There is a nstural lactation tea you can get. It’s from Traditional Medicinals and is called Organic Mothers Milk. I get it at Walmart. Does a great job helping keep supply up!! 5 oz at 1 week post is great!! You can also look up recipes for lactation cookies and shakes. Drink LOTS of water and it can help when you pump if you look at pictures or videos of baby (if you’re not around them) or even smell them or their blanket or clothes. That will release oxytocin which helps with production. Sounds wonky but really helps!! Also make sure you are eating plenty of calories every day!! Nursing takes a LOT of energy!! I was not good about eating enough after my 1st (I was too busy and didn’t feel hungry) and my supply struggled until I increased my food intake!

Body armors drinks!!!

The lactation cookies on Amazon. They’re pricey but MAN THEY WORK SO GOOD

They recommend not pumping till 6 weeks you will cause an over supply. Keep up you water at least 2l a day till then.

I drank body armor drinks just had to stop drinking them because of the crazy amount of sugar also try holding something that smells like your baby while pumping

That’s good being your baby needs only 2-3 right now

Your milk doesn’t regulate until about 6 weeks. 5oz every pump session is actually amazing, since newborns usually really only eat 2-3oz anyway until about a month old. Oats and almonds are really good. Staying hydrated is super important as well. Coconut water is really good for keeping hydrated! Also, try not to stress yourself out too much as stress can effect milk production as well. Be careful with things like fenugreek because while it may work AMAZING for some moms, I have heard that it did the complete opposite for others and dried them up.

Keep calm and drink water. That was my problem.

I am 7 weeks post postpartum and only able to pump 5 oz every now and then first thing in the morning, throughout the day between and after nursing I’m lucky if I fill a 2oz bottle between both boobs.

Diet and lots of water. Lots of fats and protein. Just keep feeding your supply is still adjusting to babies needs. The more baby feeds more milk you get.

Also pump while baby sleeps if you can find the energy.