“I want to increase my milk supply. What should I do?” is a common question and concern for breastfeeding moms. We all want to make sure that we produce enough milk for our babies. So we asked you moms to share with us what you do to help increase your milk supply. Read on from some tried and tested tips from fellow breastfeeding moms.
P.S. – If you’ve got tips you want to share about how you helped increase your milk supply, let us know in the comments below!
By far the most popular way to help increase their milk supply, moms stated that unli latch–letting your baby consistently feed at your breast–is the way to go. While the first few latches may be difficult or painful, just keep up the effort, because it is worth it!
Studies have shown that moringa oleifera, or malunggay, as we like to call it, have helped increase milk production by up to 50%. This unassuming plant can be made into soups, drinks, or taken as supplements for a more concentrated effect.
Besides malunggay, many local brands offer lactation treats like cookies, brownies, and other sweets that can help increase milk supply. That way you can assist your milk production with the added bonus of enjoying a sweet treat!
Another way you can help increase your milk supply is by pumping. Whether you’re a stay at home mom or a working mom, continuous pumping in between your breastfeeding sessions can help your breast milk increase.
For the brave mommies out there, here’s something you might not have thought of. Acupuncture–while it might sound a bit scary–has actually helped some moms increase their milk supply.
Sleeping with your baby in bed with you can help in the sense that you’ve got them by your side and can feed him or her through the night. It’ll be easier to feed your baby if he or she is near you, as compared to your little one being in a crib or another room.
As simple as this sounds, you mustn’t forget about keeping yourself hydrated and having a full stomach. You’ll need the water and food to keep yourself refreshed and energized for the multiple breastfeeding sessions you’ll have in a day.
When all is said and done, even if you try all of these things, your best and most powerful weapon when it comes to breastfeeding will be your determination. The determination to give and feed your baby the best, to keep going despite the hardships is all it takes.