How to Increase Breast Milk Production

Mother breast feeding newborn baby

Kristina Martin over at Organic Lifestyle magazine recently published an article on how to increase breast milk production. For your convenience, we’ve copied her suggestions below in list form, but we recommend you read the entire article for a more comprehensive understanding of the points listed below.

  1. Increase hydration and fluid intake.
  2. Increase frequency of artificial breast pumping.
  3. Consume healthy foods like oatmeal, carrots, seaweed soup, garlic, fennel, fennel seed, cashews, alfalfa, asparagus, almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, coconut, fennel, chaste tree fruit, chicken soup, cilantro, papaya (some say green works better), pumpkin, dates, and ginger.
  4. Consume herbal teas like fenugreek, anise, coriander, cumin, dandelion, dill, caraway, red clover, red raspberry, nettle, marshmallow root, borage, and blessed thistle.

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    Q: What can I take to increase my milk? I'm only getting maybe a tsp now I've tried blessed thistle, fenugreek and now I'm trying fennel seed. Please help.

    A:

    Please read our article â€ALTERNATIVE INFANT FORMULA MILK†Very detailed and informative!!! You'll enjoy! Peace and Love

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    Q: I recently started a natural breast enhancement routine. I am using fenugreek seed, mint tea, and licorice. After I purchased the licorice, I noticed you can only take it for 4 - 6 weeks. I think maybe I should be taking something for 3 months. Should I get something different such as red clover, and saw palmetto to take with fenugreek, or stick with the licorice for the 6 weeks to see what happens any advice is greatly appreciated!

    A:

    Saw palmetto berries would be the best thing to take. Read our free articles. We have some articles that touch on this subject!

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    Q: I wondering if you could recommend a hair growth vitamin to take. Also the breast supplements you offer do they increase the size or just the health of the breast? Can I take both the breast and hair vitamins together?

    A:

    For hair: HAIR SKIN NAILS FORMULA, MSM SULFUR, VITAMIN C FORMULA The FEMALE BREAST FORMULA causes moderate breast growth over time; and also helps the health of the breasts. The hair products and the breast formula can be taken together.

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    Q: Greetings , I recently had a breast reduction on oct.13, I would not have done it if it wasn't necessary, but I am small statured and my breast were causing neck and back problems, what I want to ask you is what herbs can I take to help me with the healing process, I plan to do the full body detox very soon, I just cannot afford it right now due to the fact that I have been out of work for 2 weeks, so if you have any suggestions for me I would really appreciate the advice. Also I love the articles and everything on this site, please keep the info coming.

    A:

    The best thing we could recommend for you right now would be the ENZYMES FORMULAwhich help all recoveries. Use this until you can detox your body. Glad to hear you enjoy our articles. We have more coming (Nov. 1).

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    Q: I am trying to wean my 11 month old son from breast milk to rice milk. I was told that rice milk did not have sufficient amounts of vitamins. What do suggest that I supplement with the rice milk. He is not tolerant of soy.

    A:

    Please read our article â€ALTERNATIVE INFANT FORMULA MILK†under our Articles section. Your answer(s) is there -- guaranteed!

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    Q: I have a 2 month old newborn son, I did not circumcise, I had him at home without active/medical management, and I breast feed exclusively. However, my milk supply is decreasing by the day. I drink Organic Mother's Milk tea, Raspberry Leaf tee, and I drink 3 glasses of Spirulina water a day. Also, while I was pregnant suffered from Candida, up until a week before the natural birth. From then until now, the yeast was gone. I've recently started itching, and discharging again. Please advise me of your products that would heal the condition?

    A:

    You might want to try these products Beloved! Echinacea-Goldenseal extract and/or the 10-Day Electric Greens Cell Food Cleanse.

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    Q: You said to get the FULL BODY DETOX and milk thistle seed tea for someone with hepatitis C, but on your site I don't see the milk thistle seed tea listed under hepatitis C, one more thing would you take the same for hep. C as you would for hep. A or B, I am just trying to be sure before I get this started.

    A:

    FOLLOW THE ADVICE IN THE ARTICLE AS WELL. PERFORM THE FULL BODY DETOX FIRST AND THEN CONTINUE WITH THE MAINTENANCE FORMULAS (LIVER AND GALLBLADDER FORMULA, VITAMIN C FORMULA, ETC.). HOWEVER, THE MILK THISTLE TEA IS GREAT FOR ALL LIVER CONDITIONS AND HEPATITIS FALLS IN THIS CATEGORY. IT DOESN’T MATTER IF THE HEPATITIS IS A, B, OR C. IT'S A PROBLEM WITH THE LIVER AND SO THE LIVER NEEDS TO BE CLEANSED AND DETOXIFIED.

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    Q: My wife is having problems, breast feeding. Complaints of soreness, and pain. She alternates between soy, and the breast milk, to give breast time to heal. We are also considering the IUD, for birth control. I suggested to her the diaphragm, or herbs. She doesn't trust the two. Also, what books would you reccomend that deals with the metaphysics of the body?

    A:

    The soy milk is really not a good alternative milk. Please read the article on "Alternative Infant Formula Milk," as well as the article "Breast Problems." You'll find answers and remedies in these articles. Herbs are better than inserting some man-made device in the vagina, but it's her choice. Everything has a resonating energy, and the energy from the gadget will alter her vaginal energy.

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    Q: I am on my 3rd day of the fully body cleansing. I am definitely doing this to lose weight. I am a 52 year old, black, Christian, wife, mother to 21 and 14 year old girls, legal secretary who is 450 lbs. I am to the point now where if I don't do this I'm going to be housebound. I can barely move some days that is why I started this because I feel so unhealthy. I have a question about the nuts. I got all gun-ho and ordered $135.00 worth of organic nuts from nuts.com. I got raisins, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds, walnuts, pecans, pistachios and cashews and mixed them all up together (well I purchased 2 lbs of each but I only mixed up 1 lb of each together). Anyway, I was reading about how much calories are in nuts. Should I not pay attention to that because I was consuming a lot of calories in the first place or do I have to watch how many nuts I eat? I have put some nuts in a sandwich bags and basically filled it up and that is supposed to be my nuts ration for the day. I am also eating fruits and vegetables. So far the fruit have been grapes, grapefruit, red apples, pears, green apples and bananas. The vegetables have all been in a salad: tomatoes, celery spinach leaves, carrots, mixed in balsamic vinaigrette. I only ate the salad Monday night all the other times I have just eaten the fruit and nuts. I am also consuming approximately 75-100 oz of water. Sorry I’m long winded I just wanted you to get the entire picture.

    A:

    Thanks for the question, I can definitely help you.

     

    I am currently writing an eBook for www.dherbs.com called "Losing weight the healthy way." I have been a weight loss counselor for many years. I am also a health coach, personal trainer, bodymind nutritionist, and a vegan lifestyle coach. 

     

    When it comes to weight loss most programs want you to lose weight to get healthy. My mindset is to get healthy and lose weight. 

     

    In my health/fitness/nutrition coaching program www.theveganeffect.com I use a lowfat/high carb/ high raw/ nutrient dense/ high alkaline diet to achieve long term weight loss success. So far I am 100 percent in getting clients long lasting weight loss. If you are interested in my program please fill out the health history form on the side of the web page. We could have a free 1 hour initial consultation over skype to see how I can best help you.

     

    Nuts are best kept to a minimum if you use them at all. Nuts are extremely high in fat and have the opposite omega 3- omega 6 ratio that is optimal for health. Seeds are best as far as ratios are concerned. Also nuts are truly easy to over eat and cause your nutrient ratios to be off.

     

    A healthy vegan diet is a high raw fruitarian diet. 

    Example:

    Breakfast: green smoothie. (500-1000 calories of fruits blended with a handful of greens and water)

    Bridge: Dates and strawberries (500 calories) 

    Lunch: Salad with low sugar fruits (cucumber, tomato, squash, bell peppers) topped with fruit, beans, psuedo grains, 

    Bridge: 2-3 apples

    Dinner: Raw wraps (collard greens) with low sugar fruit and tahini

    Snack: Sorbet

     

    Hope this helps

    Gary Gibson HHC CPT BMI VLC

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    Q: I was looking at your recipes for infant milk. I am breast feeding but need to wean. I was interested in giving him rice milk (Rice Dream enriched with vitamin a, c, and other vitamins). However, the website says not for use as infant formula. Why would this not be a good substitute? What would this be lacking? Why is your recipe a complete formula for proper infant nutrition? Please Help a concerned new mom!

    A:

    Rice Dream is fortified with SYNTHETIC nutrients (vitamins and minerals) and therefore it's not a good source of organic nutrition. If you use Rice Dream, please fortify it with organic nutrition like Dherbs.com Moringa Seed Extract, and Iodine Phosphate Extract (add 5 dropperfuls of each formula to infant milk).

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    Q: I see also that you recommend a complete diet with these programs. I am guessing its a vegan diet right? I wanted to ask something on that is coconut milk and coconut oils ok for that? I personally had a very hard time trying to eat that many vegetables and many ph balance vegans seem to think fruits aren?t good either. I eat that many vegetables one it tears me up the next day and two I just cant consume enough calories that way. I can try and make up for it by eating things like almonds but I eat to many almonds I get the same problem the next day. Now coconut milk (unsweetened) and a digestive enzyme works for me for picking up extra calories.... but I hear very conflicting information about coconut and its saturated fat content. Is it ok to use daily as a part of the diet for cleansing? And your oxy-drops are those the same as the drop for ph balancing water?? Or is it something different? I am wanting to start lifting weights as I need to put on some muscle and I?m wondering if its something that would be beneficial in combating muscle soreness by increased oxygen in the body.

    A:

    The diet we recommend is vegan-based, and RAW FOODS. Fresh fruits, vegetables, raw nuts and seeds are ideal.

    Coconut Milk and Coconut Oil are excellent products to have in your diet. The healthy fats will keep you fuller.

    Oxy-Drops can help balance your electrolytes that need to be replenished after a workout in order to keep your body performing efficiently. 

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    Q: Hi I found a lump in my breast and went to the doctor to have an ultrasound done. It turns out its a tumor. They do not know whether it is benign or cancerous. I had just had a 10lb fibroid tumor taken out of me on October 2, 2008 and I still out on medical leave. I noticed the lump in my breast two weeks ago. It was not there before. It's like it showed up out of no were. What can you tell me about tumors in the breast? And do you have anything that works to get rid of it.

    A:

    Like with everything else: Cleanse, Cleanse, Cleanse! FULL BODY DETOX, TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE, and 10-DAY ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD CLEANSE! While cleansing, use our FEMALE BREAST OIL. Cleanse your disease away! Re-think your thoughts to think your disease away. Heal your emotions! Consider a consultation to talk about the emotional aspect of the cause of the tumor. A new article on 'Breast Care" is coming soon.

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    Q: What do you recommend to increase Testoterone levels? As well, help to increase sexual stamina/appetite using natural resources?

    A:

    Read our free articles, i.e. â€IMPOTENCE INFERTILITY AND STERILITYâ€; â€TESTICULAR PROBLEMSâ€, : â€NATURAL PENIS ENLARGEMENTâ€, etc.

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    Q: Can the substitution infant milk be frozen like breast milk, and then thawed when ready for use. If so what would the longest timeframe be to leave the milk frozen. Thank you.

    A:

    Yes, it can be frozen. 2-3 days max!

    Please take time to read the following article:
    Alternative Infant Formula Milk

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    Q: Sir, I'm trying to be brave about my situation but because my breast is rock hard and from my nipple to my underarm looks like a tree stump it's very hard to concentrate on anything else. I just don't want to get my breast cut off and I'm just praying that your herbs will help. I started on some herbs when all this started and did not see any changes except for maybe my breast getting worst. I'm not sure if I am asking a question or just merely expressing my feelings and thoughts.

    A:

    Beloved, where thought goes energy flows. You need to work on controlling your concentration. If not, what you fear will appear. This is law! Herbs will take time to heal just as it took time for the problem to develop and eventually manifest. Patience is required for Nature to do her thing. The herbs will help but true healing is within the mind.

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    Q: I am looking for something that will either treat or cure my Sister's lupus and its associated symptoms. Also, I am looking for something that will increase milk production for breastfeeding

    A:

    For lupus, please read the article "LUPUS" article. For breast milk increase, see LACTATING MOTHER TEA and ELECTRIC GREENS CELL FOOD Formula!

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    Q: I'm wondering if there is any way to increase red blood cells, in someone who has bone marrow fibrosis. White blood cells are being produced by the spleen, but bone marrow is converting to bone and blood cell production is diminishing in marrow. Thank you very much!

    A:

    You can do this by supplementing with our Vitamin C Formula, Blood and Lymphatic formula, and Electric Greens Cell Food formula!

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    Blood & Lymphatic Formula
    Electric Greens Cell Food

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    Q: I eat a lot of fruits and, veggies, I don't consume a lot of meat but I'm concern about the raw veggies and fruit lately because I read and article how washing your fruit and veggies isn't helping to clean fecee and other environmental mishaps that plaque out food so what do you recommend is there a organic wash or what?

    A:

    YES! VEGETABLE & FRUIT WASHES are sold at good health food stores such as Whole Foods Market.

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    Q: I have a daughter that had a sporadic and spontaneous breast discharge in 2006. I took her to a breast specialist and he explained what he thought it might be. Now 2 yrs later she had blood coming from the other breast I took her back to the doctor and he had her go for a sonogram. The results came back and the report said it didn't show any inflammation or infection, however I'm not satisfied. Cancer runs in the family and I'm alarmed. Can you please recommend what I can give her???

    A:

    Being alarmed is not good. Focus on the positive! Good reading: MENTAL SCIENCE MANUAL e-book (see E-Book section in our on-line store). Have the daughter start detoxing seasonally. FULL BODY DETOX and TOTAL WOMAN CLEANSE would be ideal. There's also FEMALE BREAST FORMULA (a good daily maintenance formula) and the FEMALE BREAST OIL.

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    Q: Hi. I'm a 39 year old female who had a lump in her breast removed but it came back six months later. So I tried a poultice for three days on it and I don't know what went wrong. Now it"s like my whole lymphatic system leading to my breast is shut off. There is swelling and hardness of my tissue in my breast. I went to a naturopath doctor who said that it wasn't cancer but did not give me any solution to my problem. This has been going on now for three months and I'm very much in distress but I don't want to go to a conventional doctor to have my breast removed. Is there any natural remedy for me?

    A:

    I'm working on a new breast care article at present. Perform the Full Body Detox and rub on our FEMALE BREAST OILsimultaneously. Drinking FEMALE HEALTH TEA is also ideal. Hang in there and think positive. You'll be alright, as long as you believe you will.