Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Please Help With Breast Milk Booster

Good day WC.
Thank you for this wonderful medium we use to learn everyday.
 I'm a nursing mother, just had my first baby a month ago.
I need advice on how 2 increase my breast milk flow because my baby isn't getting enough. 


Most times, whenever he's done sucking he still cries until I feed him with an infant formula. I've been asked to take large quantities of tea, morning $ night, $ also hot watery pap like mid day which I always do yet, I don't produce enough for my son.

I would also

like to know if there's anything I can do along side working out to help reduce my tummy. I gave birth through Caesarean Section (CS) and I was then asked not to tie or press my tummy. I'll be resuming work soon and I need to get back in shape.
Thanks.


@poster, here is the link to the post on: I need help with foods that boost breastmilk production

31 comments:

  1. Anonymous2:19 PM

    I was in school when I gave birth to my first kid and hv to leave him with someone,early morning I will drinke hot tea and my breast milk will be bumping out like tab water and also lots of water helps.

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    1. Anonymous2:19 PM

      Drink.

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    3. Anonymous10:41 AM

      my baby is one year old and am still breastfeeding and havenot had problems with my milk supply, breast milk works on basis of demand and supply, so the more you allow your baby suck the more you will produce, initially i used a breastpump twice a day to demand more milk, so best advice let ur baby have frequent feeds, and try and get a pump that would help produce more milk

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  2. Anonymous3:00 PM

    Sabi sabi, its typographical error

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  3. Mabel3:27 PM

    I hv similar problem tho mine is hormonal. What I hv been doing is taking lot of fluid(water,pap,tea and Oats). Also I take palm wine cos it works for me but I mix it with water.
    For ur tummy, I had CS too but I started using girdle at 4wks but not too tight and I incorporated mild exercise(walking). Take lot and lot of spicy peppersoup too (its good for breast milk and reduces tummy too). Be patient and do not cut down calories. Stay blessed.

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  4. Lizzy4:03 PM

    Aunty Eya please post a link for the poster on boosting breast milk as a similar post was here few months ago with lots of helpful tips from people.
    As for your tummy it'll go down slowly but bear inmind that it took 9months for the tummy to stretch so it won't go flat overnight. When brestfeeding its not advisable to reduce your food intake as it might affect your milk supply but can help lose belly fat.
    If you have healed completely then try doing 100 situps everyday.

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    1. Thanks Lizzy, I just added that link to this post. It's up there.

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    2. poster8:00 PM

      Thanks Aunty Eya

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  5. Anonymous6:01 PM

    Poster pls no situps till 6mths o, then ur sure of complete healing, for getting in shape ur body will get in shape once work n home duties start, don't b in a hurry abeg give ur body time, it took time for it to expand it will time to go back to shape.
    Just relax n enjoy motherhood. Congrats.

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  6. Lady evagreen7:56 PM

    Worry and anxiety is a sure way to reduce milk production. Just relax. Every woman has the capacity and ability to breastfeed her child. I was anxious too after the birth of my baby but the paediatritian told me i had nothing to worry abt. If ur baby is beastfeeding and crying, it may mean that he is gulping it in too much and its giving him gas. U only need check him if he is not gaining weight. Even if he is not getting enough milk, it may hav nothing to do with ur milk production. Maybe the baby is not latched onto the breast very well. Wen you breastfeed him, does the whole of ur areola (ie the black area covering ur nipple enter his mouth?) if not he may just be biting on ur nipples and not getting any milk, and the less milk he gets the less the body produces( demand and suppy, remember?) my advice is this: in addition to eating well and worrying less , get a breast pump, pump on breast till no milk is coming out anymore atall. Do it for both breasts. It will trigger the brain to produce more. I am currently doing exclsive brestfeedind for my son who is almost three months. And he seems to always be on the breast. I dnt remove him frm the breast until he removes his mouth himself or until he sleeps, and sometimes, in about thirty minutes or less,he wants to feed again. Initially, i tot he wasnt getting enof. But beleive m he does, cos hes so chubby and the weight is fine and he s happy, xcept wen he s hungry*shrugs* so my sis, relax and enjoy ur babys babyhood (is there any word like that?)

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  7. Anonymous8:16 PM

    Brewer's yeast, not sure where you will find it in Nigeria. Guinness stout is an old wives remedy known to bring the milk on, I am not sure about the amount to intake though.

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  8. I heard that adding Moringa seed powder to pap helps a lot.

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    1. Anonymous8:34 AM

      What about the taste dear? Moringa seed tastes horrible.

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    2. BEKEES11:16 AM

      Are you after the taste or after what moringa will do for you.I used it after giving birth,although it taste horrible I had to chew mine with bread frowning my face but then within 2hrs my breat milk starting flowing like.,,,,,, and remember is 4seeds morning-4seeds @night let it be last thing you will take b4 you sleep.

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  9. Anonymous9:02 PM

    Use Moringa leave or seed. It boost breast milk production especially lacating mothers...

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  10. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Use Moringa leave or seed. It boost breast milk production especially lacating mothers...

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  11. Anonymous10:24 PM

    Palm wine my dear! #Holdin my hair backward# its works like magic. Jus be sure u gt d fresh 1 n unmixed explain 2d tapper dt ur breastfeedin... N take it @ nyt den drink water so u don't gt tipsy. Pls thk me nw lol

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  12. Anonymous10:37 PM

    Pls a research has shown that moringa seeds affect the development of children, if taken b4 d age of 2. Don't take it when breastfeeding.

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    1. Helen8:32 AM

      Which research? please be specific for our own good.

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  13. Anonymous4:26 AM

    Dear Poster, for more milk production take lots of pap (akamu), preferably with liquid milk instead of powdered milk since you want to lose some weight. Powdered milk is whole cream which is more fattening. Also, Kunu (don't know the English name) helps too cos I used it when my breastmilk wasn't flowing well, but be sure to get it from a clean environment.
    Just to add, I will advice you avoid anything alcoholic (palm wine, stout etc), though some people swear by them, it's not good for your suckling baby.
    About your weight, try taking walks start with short distances, then build on that as you progress, don't try to do too much in one day, else you might breakdown. With time, everything will fall back into place

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  14. Anonymous4:27 AM

    Dear Poster, for more milk production take lots of pap (akamu), preferably with liquid milk instead of powdered milk since you want to lose some weight. Powdered milk is whole cream which is more fattening. Also, Kunu (don't know the English name) helps too cos I used it when my breastmilk wasn't flowing well, but be sure to get it from a clean environment.
    Just to add, I will advice you avoid anything alcoholic (palm wine, stout etc), though some people swear by them, it's not good for your suckling baby.
    About your weight, try taking walks start with short distances, then build on that as you progress, don't try to do too much in one day, else you might breakdown. With time, everything will fall back into place

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  15. poster7:12 AM

    Thank you all for the tips. I appreciate

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  16. Please scroll back up to see the link to an earlier post on foods that boost breastmilk production.

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    1. http://www.wivestownhallconnection.com/2013/08/i-need-help-with-foods-that-boost.html

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  17. Ginger lots of ginger stimulates milk production, make pepper soup and blend ginger in it. Also kunu tsamiya, you can also make pap and add tsamiya(don't know the english name) and I heard there is now packed kunu tsamiya all you do is add hot water to it.

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  18. Anonymous11:59 AM

    Pls what is fennugreek n maringa tea . I am lbo any lbo name for it. Is nracha d same with baby ecsma

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  19. I had this pap made for me, its regular white pap mixed with the brown one (Yorubas call it ogi baba) and ginger to be taken every morning. Ironically, I don't even drink it as my milk flows a lot. But I'm sure you could get someone to make it for you, its supposed to be for nursing mothers.

    Also, the more your baby nurses the more milk your body produces. And as far as exercise, please forget that for now. I was warned by the doctor not to do anything till 6 months post-baby (I had a C-Section as well). The logic behind that is that it took your body 9 months to grow so getting back in shape won't be an easy task. Also, your body needs to adjust and heal itself to how it was pre-baby.

    All the very best and Congrats on your baby!

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  20. Anonymous9:18 PM

    Kunun gyada also helps...

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  21. Anonymous4:39 PM

    pls does anyone know why there have not been any post on Wc for about two days now? or has the site been changed?

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    1. Anonymous7:42 PM

      Read the giveaway post she posted last, you'll know why. She is at the hospital.

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