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Old 05-02-2013, 02:40 PM   #1
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Too much milk?

does anyone know if you can shoot yourself in the foot with supplements? Currently I'm drinking milkmaid tea and eating ice cream every day to keep my milk up.

A friend suggested I switch to motherlove moremilk plus. I am worried that if I do start making even more milk and he's not drinking more milk, that I will end up with clogs or an oversupply problem or constant engorgement or something.

Is that possible? Do these things regulate themselves out?

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If you are making enough, I wouldn't change what you're doing. If not, then try and see what happens. I doubt it will hurt anything.
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Eating ice cream isn't going to do anything to your supply, but it sure is yummy.

Unless you are having supply problems, taking supplements can absolutely cause problems.
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Eating ice cream isn't going to do anything to your supply, but it sure is yummy.

Unless you are having supply problems, taking supplements can absolutely cause problems.
Tons of women say different. I ate it too early the other day and had supply issues all night anf fussy unsatisfied baby. Gobbled some down at 2 am or so and next feeding was better.
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Your next feeding was better most likely because your supply increases from about 2am to 6-8am. Ice cream won't make a difference. BUT, eating when you're hungry will help your supply!
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I dunno, maybe. But we were having horrible nights until it was suggested to me to do this by multiple people. And I asked Dr google who told me that high fat yogurt And ice cream should help.
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Re: Too much milk?

Yes, you can end up with an oversupply with supplements when they are not needed. Eating oatmeal helps some moms with increasing supply, protein, and drinking to thirst. Motherlove More Milk Plus seems to work for a lot of moms too, get the capsule, not the liquid because it doesn't taste good. The only way I feel that icecream might help your supply is if you feel relaxed when eating icecream. By all means though, I would say if you feel the icecream helps, go for it, you are burning 500-800 extra kcal per day.
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Be careful trying too many supplements... oversupply is not fun. Try and just nurse more frequently for a few days to increase supply.
Why exactly are you trying to increase supply?
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Be careful trying too many supplements... oversupply is not fun. Try and just nurse more frequently for a few days to increase supply.
Why exactly are you trying to increase supply?
Yeah, that's why I was worried - I don't want an oversupply.

As for why, I believe I have supply issues. Maybe not enough calories in my diet (I eat a ton, I think), maybe not high fat enough... I don't know. What I do know is that if I miss any of the things I'm currently doing to naturally increase supply, we have very frustrating nursing sessions. Which I can't have as I'm still so cracked that it hurts to nurse.

Someone suggested the drops to me so I was just wondering. But a bit afraid to change my routine. Although drops would perhaps be easier.
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