Add will appear here

Top Tips for Keeping Your Breast Milk Supply Up

We may earn money or products from the companies mentioned in this post.

So, you want to breastfeed but are worried that you will not have a large enough breast milk supply?

It’s a concern for many moms out there. Here are the best ways to keep that breast milk supply up.

Latch Often

The more you latch baby, the more milk your body will produce to adjust to the demand. We know it’s not practical to have Baby attached 24/7, but as often as you can is very important, especially in those first weeks when your establishing your milk supply. Abbie says:

“So, if and when you return to work, latch before you leave, upon arrival, all throughout the night, all through weekends and holidays. Direct stimulation should never be lost.” ~Smart Parenting 

Make Sure Latch is Efficient

Sometimes it’s not that your milk supply is low, but that Baby is latched improperly and not getting enough to keep your production up.

If milk is not effectively removed from the breast, then mom’s milk supply decreases. If positioning and latch are “off” then baby is probably not transferring milk efficiently. ~KellyMom

Talk to a lactation consultant and get latching help if you think this could be the case.

Offer Both Breasts

After a few minutes on the breast, Baby may become lazy and not suck as hard. This can be a good time to offer the other breast. Switching breasts and allowing baby to reattach stimulates both breasts and encourages Baby to drink more. The more Baby drinks, the more milk you make. Try offering each breast twice and allowing Baby to nurse as long as he wants.

Lose The Pacifier

This is energy that baby will spend sucking with no results. If you need to increase or maintain your breastmilk supply, it’s to let the pacifier go. Allow baby to use that energy to stimulate your supply. More at Mom 365.

Add To Your Diet

Try some lactation increasing foods! Healthy foods such as oatmeal, salmon, and spinach can help you increase and maintian a good milk supply. Check out 25 Best Foods To Increase Breast Milk via Mom Junction

Increase Your Breast Milk Supply!

 

Featured image source: www.pixabay.com

Lori

Freelance Blogger at ImmenselySocial.com
Lori Hil is a freelance blogger and content curator with an AAS in Early Childhood Education. She now gets to combine her love of writing and teaching through the written word. You can find her all around the web, but especially enjoying the freelance life at ImmenselySocial.com

Latest posts by Lori (see all)

SHARING IS CARING!
Share on FacebookShare on Google+Tweet about this on TwitterPin on PinterestShare on Reddit


Loading...

Add a Comment

FREE Guide! "The Most Important Task for the First Two Years"

x