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How to Increase Breast Milk Supply? | 7 Tips to Produce More Breast Milk Effectively
The following tips may help you to increase your milk flow:
1) Breastfeed More and Pump More - Increasing Supply
The more you breastfeed or pump, the more you will get. Try to increase breastfeeding
time one to twice more that regular frequency, or express breastmilk by breastpump
one or twice more but avoid excessive expressing your breastmilk which may cause
engorgement if you missed any feeding.
2) Having a Good Pump
Having a good pump is very important. Make sure that the pump you are using meet
your needs. A good breast pump will help ensure you have a great supply.
3) No Pacifiers - Maintain Baby’s Sucking Needs
The breast is still the best breast pump. Try not to introduce pacifier, if possible.
This will allow your baby spends enough time at your breast to stimulate your supply.
4) Drink Plenty of Water or Fluid during the day.
5) Eating enough and Eating right.
Eat more foods or drinks that are protein-rich, that would help increase the production
of breast milk such as fish and soy milk.
6) Relax and Rest enough.
Stress and not enough sleep are the common reasons why breastmilk supply decreases.
It is not easy but try to relax and catch enough sleep during the day. You may try
to get your husband’s help to take care of the baby so that you have adequate rest
. Rest and Relax as much as you can.
7) Natural herbal remedies.
Herbs such as Fenugreek, Blessed Thistle, Red Raspberry, or Brewers Yeast are known
for centuries to help increase milk supply.
There are many natural products offering in the market to treat low milk supply.
Ensure you read the ingredients.
About Low Milk Supply and How to Produce More Breast Milk
What is Low Milk Supply
One of the major worries that many breastfeeding mothers encounter is fear of inadequate
milk supply. You may watch for the signs that indicate your baby if he/she is getting
enough milk for instance their weight gain, sleep or general mood.
Your milk supply very often follow closely with your baby’s demand. Some babies
are just small drinkers, so low supply does not always mean your breastmilk supply
is low or inadequate. You supply is fine as long as your supply is good enough for
If you really experience too low or little breastmilk, you may need to consult your
lactation specialist for help to increase your milk supply and stay in contact with
your health care professional.