Lack of Breast Milk

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Lack of Breast Milk


Qi & Blood deficiency

milk production is low, secretion is poor, milk is clear and dilute, no breast tenderness, fatigue, pale complexion. This is very common among new mothers. After labour, Qi and blood have been consumed leaving very little to be transformed into breastmilk. Continuous stimulation and not skipping feedings is very important here.

P/T nourish Qi and Blood, promote milk production and secretion

Acupuncture - *SI 1, ST 36, BL 20, ST 18 (moxa), Ren 17

- excess blood loss- BL 15, 17

- palpitations, shortness of breath- Ren 6, PC 6

- soft stool- Ren 12, ST 25

Liver Qi stagnation

the woman is stressed out, angry, irritable, depressed, the milk is thick, breasts are hard and in pain, stagnated flow of milk. This pattern shows the formation of a plugged milk duct and may be turning to Mastitis if feverish feelings occur.

P/T soothe Liver Qi, promote the flow of milk

Acupuncture - *SI 1, ST 18 (moxa), Ren 17, PC 6, LR 3,

- chest/hypochondriac pain- LR 14

- fever- LI 4, 11, Du 14

- poor appetite- Ren 12, ST 36



Alternative Treatment Methods

auricular- chest, endocrine, LR, KI. Try ear seeds.


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