Hi my baby is 3 month old. After her birth I had to feed her on formula for some time since I was not having enough of milk. I use to pump n give it to her . Till now it was going good . I was ok to pump n give her feed. But now suddenly I see there is less of supply . I am very worried abt her feed now. How do I increase the supply of milk ? What went wrong that there is sudden dip . What extra can I have in my first which help me boost my supply .

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Answer:
milk production or lactation is also dependent on sucking by the baby. The more the baby feeds, the more the milk is produced. Breast have to be emptied for more lactation. Even if the supply is less, you should try and feed the baby directly. Few suggestions are take a balanced diet of cereals (esp dalia, bajra), green leafy vegetables (esp methi, mustard leaves), dals & legumes (masoor. black channa, soybean), fruits, milk products, eggs fish & poultry. Do take almonds, cashew, walnuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi seeds, ajwain, dried ginger, gaund, jaggery etc. You should also take ample fluids in the form of lukewarm water, zeera water, soups, buttermilk, egg nog, milk etc. You may also read a blog for this on our website, link is given https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 Hope this helps.

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