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I am a new mom. Had c section delivery 22 days back. My milk supply is 30 to 50 ml only from both the sides in every 4 to 6 hrs. My baby is not getting enough milk. How to increase milk pls help. I am taking galact powder from 15 days but qty is same.



Stress reduces milk supply. Check your stress level. Be assured that your milk supply is enough for your baby. If you want, feed formula only for one feed per day max. Do not depend on formula as it will reduce your breast milk supply if taken too often. There are medications available to increase supply. Consult doctor for the same.

ensure that baby is attaching well and removing milk efficiently from the breast.


be prepared to feed your baby more frequently — breastfeed on demand every 2-3 hours at least 8 times in 24 hours.


switch your baby from one breast to the other; offer each breast twice

Consuming chicken, eggs, tofu, and seafood has been associated with increased milk volume. Plus, eating protein-rich foods can help keep you full between meals. Fennel. Fennel may have galactogenic properties according to some scientific research .


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