- Stay hydrated (keep a water bottle within reach while nursing).
- Eat a balanced diet (about 500 calories more than you ate before pregnancy…yummy!).
- Breastfeed regularly.
- Pump it up (pump an extra morning feed if you have time).
- Get enough sleep (or as much as possible).
While there is not enough medical evidence to support the use of fenugreek capsules, Mother’s Milk Tea, barley, or to increase milk supply, many moms swear that they really do work.
Always ask your pediatrician before using any medications or herbal supplements to make sure they are safe and don’t have unwanted side effects.
(Excerpt from Mommy Calls: Dr. Tanya Answers Parents’ Top 101 Questions About Babies and Toddlers, AAP 2008)