Many people don’t know it but even though Miss Sarah was adopted, I breast fed her. It took a lot of pumping and pills to get things started and then, I had to keep it going. I didn’t realize it was such and issue to non-adoptive moms but yes, it is possible to produce more breast milk and for many women, that’s a good thing. Read on, to learn more about how it’s done. Honestly, it’s probably easier than you think.
Skip Out on Supplementing
After you have a baby, your body tries to produce as much milk as is needed to keep your baby fed. Obviously, supplementing nursing sessions with formula or juice means less nursing sessions overall. The problem is this. When you breastfeed less often, your body starts to produce less milk to compensate for the low demand.
Try nursing rather than turning to a bottle when it’s feeding time. If you do give your baby a bottle, you may still want to use a pump so that your body doesn’t miss out on that feeding.
Make Sure Your Baby is Nursing Properly
If your baby doesn’t effectively remove all of the milk during a feeding, it can cause your body to start to produce less. This can be caused by an improper latch or position, using products like nipple shields, or health issues such as jaundice. If, for whatever reason, your baby isn’t emptying your milk supply during feedings, try to pump afterwards.
Avoid Favoring One Side
Make sure that you offer your baby each breast during a feeding. If you tend to favor one side, it can disrupt your milk supply. Once your baby is finished with the first side, offer the second. You can also switch sides multiple times during a feeding to keep your baby from getting distracted or falling asleep.
Take Care of Yourself
Stress, health or hormonal problems can all lead to a decreased milk supply. Make sure you maintain a balanced diet and keep yourself well-hydrated. Also, try to take a few minutes to relax throughout the day and get as much sleep as you can.
This is four easy ways to produce a larger supply of breast. As you can see, they’re easy to initiate and don’t cost a penny. What could be better than that?