1. Nurse. Nurse as often and as long as baby wants. The more milk that baby removed from the breast, the more milk the breasts will produce. If baby starts to fall asleep or loses interest, offer the other breast. Offer the breast instead of a pacifier so that all of baby's sucking needs are met at the breast and thus stimulating milk production.
2. Add in pumping sessions. Pump after nursing your little one to completely empty the breast or in between nursing sessions. This will signal the breast to produce more milk. The pumped milk can be frozen to be used later in case of emergency or for use with a sitter.
4. Relax. Stress can affect let-down and pumping output. It can also affect your nursing relationship with could have a negative impact on milk production. Try to relax and get appropriate amounts of sleep.
5. Eat oatmeal. Scientists aren't sure what exactly it is in oats that boosts milk supply, but it does indeed work for many mothers. Simply having a bowl of oatmeal in the morning for breakfast is healthy and can help increase supply. If you're not into oatmeal, try making oatmeal cookies for a boost and to satisfy that sweet tooth.
6. Avoid certain foods and medications. Oral contraceptives, medications containing pseudoephedrine (such as Sudafed, Zyrtec D, and others) and large quantities of parsley or peppermint can all reduce milk supply.
7. Take fenugreek. Fenugreek is an herb most commonly associated with boosting milk supply. It is commonly taken in capsules, powder or brewed into tea. Fenugreek can have some negative side effects, so it's important to read all warnings and follow recommended dosages. Increase in milk supply could be seen in as little as 24 hours or it may take a couple weeks. Fenugreek has been used both short and long term to boost milk supply.