Can I increase my milk supply before baby is born?
I had a baby in July of 2012, and I tried to breast feed, but it only lasted about 2 months, and then I wasn't able to produce enough milk for her. I had to switch her to formula, which was heartbreaking.
I am currently 9 weeks pregnant and I want to know if there is anything I can do now to be pro-active to be able to produce enough milk for this new baby. Is there anything I can take while I am pregnant to make my odds higher of being more successful this time around?
Kolene Moore | Other-provider
I am glad that you are thinking about breastfeeding this soon, but there is nothing you can do during your pregnancy to help develop a larger milk supply. After you deliver it is always good to nurse the baby often, have lots of skin to skin contact and pump after feedings to help develop a great milk supply.
Contact us again after you have the baby, if you are having trouble with milk supply. Good luck!Read more answers by Dr. Moore