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Do Supplements Really Work to Increase Milk Supply?

Do Supplements Really Work to Increase Milk Supply?

My patients often ask me about the efficacy and safety of the supplements that claim to increase your milk supply. Do they really work?


If you’re struggling with milk supply issues, the first step is to evaluate simple factors including latch evaluation, oral examination of the infant, frequency of feeding or pumping and thoroughness of breast emptying. A lactation consultant, often available at your local hospital or breastfeeding support store, can be invaluable in identifying if there are underlying issues contributing to milk supply.