Nurse more often --aim for 10-12 times every 24 hours as a MINIMUM. If baby will only wake up every 3 hours, then get a few extra pumpings into your schedule.
Pump preferable double pump, for 10- 15 minutes after each nursing or at least 8 times each day. If milk slows down during session, stop, stretch, massage, drink something and start again to get to the 15 minutes.
Cluster pump for 5-8 minutes 4 times over a 2 hour period once a day.
Increase skin to skin contact especially while baby is still sleepy, but has been asleep for 1 hour.
Dietary ideas include whole grains, slow-cooking oatmeal. barley, and brown rice. leafy green vegetable, alfalfa leaf, super green foods
Fenugreek and blessed thistle both and together about 300-350 mg, 3 X day for a total of about 1000 mg. each can increase to 2000mg (some sources say up to 6000mg). The fenugreek will make you smell like maple syrup.
More Milk, More Milk Plus, Herblore products in tincture form offer a variety of helpful herbs and for some the variety is helpful, including nettle, anise, dill, fennel, goat’s rue. Much of this information comes from the book The Nursing Mother’s Herbal by Sheila Humphrey
Drink to thirst, roughly half your body weight in ounces or a little more than that amount. If you weigh 130 pounds drink 65 oz each day plus a little more to not be thirsty. It does not help to drink 2 gallons.
Avoid peppermint, parsley, sage birth control pills and OTC decongestants.
Acupuncture for mom to increase milk supply. Call for referral if needed.
Two prescription drugs that are available are Reglan (metoclopramide) and Domperdone. Reglan has some unfriendly side effects for Mom but is available. Domperidone is not used in the United States, so is harder to obtain. I recommend you look into these options on websites such as kellymom, breastfeedingonline.com to evaluate for yourself. Some moms have found them extremely helpful.