Not Enough Breast Milk – 2 Ways to treat Hypogalactorrhea at Soma Clinic
At Soma Clinic, we offer a variety of TCM Postpartum Treatments. One thing that most new mums don’t know is that TCM is very effective at facilitating breast milk production and flow. The outcomes are different for each individual, but we consistently achieve satisfactory outcomes by combining various approaches.
Customized Chinese Herbs
A herbal preparation of this kind may be taken in conjunction with several other forms of treatment, such as breast pumping, lactation cookies, moringa supplements or domperidone. When we are talking about an additional 10-50ml per pump, you know it is worth exploring the path of using Chinese herbs to increase milk production!
Acupuncture & Soft-Tissue Release
When we use acupuncture to facilitate breast milk production, the primary focus of the treatment is on releasing constraints in the soft tissue while stimulating the neuro-endocrine pathways.
Happy Patients at Soma Clinic
“I’ve been seeing Soma Clinic for nearly a year for things as varied as joint and muscle pain, nausea during pregnancy, eczema and support with breast milk supply. The treatments for breast milk supply have been particularly effective. After my first treatment, I was able to pump 3x as much as my usual amount. While this was sustained for only a few days, by coming for regular treatments, I’ve been able to steadily increase the amount of milk I produce. After my treatments, my milk supply has a noticeable jump. He uses a combination of acupuncture, massage and craniosacral therapy that seems to be really effective. I highly recommend him for milk supply issues, as well as overall general health.”
– C.K., USA & Singapore (Acupuncture for Hypogalactorrhea)
“[Baby] fed a lot yesterday, and first thing this morning I pumped 100ml on each side, so I think you have really helped, that and increased supply because the frequency [baby] has been feeding. In any case, things seem much better. Thank you.”
– R, Norway (Acupuncture for Not Enough Breast Milk)
“My milk supply improved especially on the left side soon after the session. It went from around 20ml to around 70ml. My baby also became equally as comfortable on the left as she was on the right. It continued for about 2 or 3 days then I noticed that I was only expressing around 40 to 50 ml on each side. I’m still taking Shatavari as well as using fennel oil.”
– H.D., India (Acupuncture for Insufficient Breast Milk (Hypogalactorrhea)
To Wrap Up
Most of our patients are women whose lactation consultants have referred them to our clinic for acupuncture and herbal medicine treatment. The results vary across individuals – some do better with acupuncture, others just need to drink down those amazing herbs!
Even if things don’t go as planned initially, you shouldn’t give up on breastfeeding. It can be empowering and scary to think your baby only needs breast milk to stay healthy. Especially if your breasts don’t feel full and your milk volume doesn’t seem to grow in the first few days after giving birth, you may worry that you’ll never be able to keep your baby full and that you’re not a good parent.
Remember that many things could cause your milk to be a little late. Talk to a lactation consultant about how to make the most milk possible. They help ensure that a woman can make milk for a long time.
Last, don’t blame yourself if you’re sick and your milk doesn’t come in at all. Your baby will be fine, and you’re still doing a great job.