Increase Breastfeeding Milk Supply
Hydration is essential. The most important thing for pumping breast milk and breast feeding is hydration. Especially helpful in increasing your milk supply as it’s estimated that over 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. We highly suggest drinking alkaline ionized water. Nothing will make as big of a difference in your milk production and quality like this super hydrating and healthy water. Read our page: make more milk~make healthier milk
Pump more frequently rather than for longer periods. Instead of pumping twice during your day for long periods of time, try pumping three or four shorter periods.
Pumping both breasts at the same time can help.
Don’t skip. Skipping a session can have a negative effect on your milk supply. Pumping even for a few minutes (rather than your usual amount of time) can still be beneficial.
Weekends & Holidays. Use this time for exclusive nursing. It can help keep your milk supply abundant as well as promote bonding between you and baby.
Baby Love. We all know that it’s easier to feed the baby than the pump. If let down is a problem for you with a pump, try viewing photos of your baby while pumping. Many pump cases have a spot designed for this purpose. One mom actually tape recorded the coos of her baby and would listen in her headphones while she pumped.
Use of Supplements
- Traditional Medicinals – Mother’s Milk Tea is another one of my favorites. I find it very helpful in increasing milk supply, promotes healthy lactation and I enjoy the taste as well!
- Breast feeding Supplement that I personally take daily as recommended by my nutritionist. It’s has Whole Plant Extracted Live Food Nutrients… Innate Response Baby & Me Trimester III & Postnatal
- Nature’s Milk Drops is another all natural supplement that my friend highly recommends