Let’s learn how to increase that milk supply when it’s low!
If you are a mama who wants to breastfeed her baby (and I think this should apply to every mother capable of breastfeeding – controversial?🤷🏾♀️) and you’re worried that you’re not producing enough milk, fear not… read on and learn how to be enough, because you are enough.
As you may, or may not, already know breastfeeding works via supply and demand, which means the more milk is called for, the more it will flow, the less often milk is called the less milk you will produce.
And that there is the key to boosting your supply! 🔑
The moment you use a formula replacement there is no demand being met and therefore your breast will not produce milk. So supplements are not the answer!
So it’s better to be patient, dedicate yourself to the process, let baby suckle for as long as he need, heck – even though they tell you not to, let him suckle while he falls asleep, this will help to produce an abundance of milk which you can pump/express.
There are also a range of recipes; cookies and brownies (YUM), designed to help boost your milk supply. Check out @themilkbooster_ on Instagram or at http://www.themilkbooster.eu.
It’s important to know and understand the different ways that baby’s feed. It’s normal for baby’s to feed, and be fussy after a feed. They seem to want to feed all the time: they’re not starving, they’re cluster feeding. I’ll write a post about this soon, but for now, simply Google it.
It is also a good idea to contact a lactation consultant. They will be able to assess you situation and give you advice specific to you and your baby.
Finally, get support – ask for it, demand it, find it! There’s such a wealth of breastfeeding support on line and via several organisations. Ask your GP for a list of your local organisations. We have a guide called Breastfeeding for Dada, which explains why support is so important and how Dad and other family members can be supportive, especially when you may face situations when you feel anxious about your milk supply! Download it here.
Get in touch, I will be happy to get behind you and cheer you on @chicanddiscreet!
All the best, Mama, all the best!