There are many things you do that encourage a good milk supply. There are also things you can eat that can decrease your milk supply.
Eating peppermint has a powerful effect on milk supply. In fact, this is one of the suggestions I make to moms who have too much milk and that is causing a problem.
For moms who have a low milk supply, a history of low milk supply or who are trying to build their milk supply should try to not ingest any peppermint.
I have had moms ask me if gum is okay. I honestly don’t know. I do know that as little as one cup of peppermint tea a day has helped moms I have worked with decrease their supply.
If you are having trouble with a low milk supply, I wrote an in-depth article about it: http://breastfeedinganswersandsolutions.com/increase-milk-supply
This is a book that is a great resource with many recommendations by The Breastfeeding Mother’s Guide to Making More Milk: Foreword by Martha Sears, RN
What have you tried to build a low milk supply? What other things have you been told to avoid? Share with me and my readers in the comments.