This post was sponsored by Premama as part of an Influencer Activation for Influence Central and all opinions expressed in my post are my own.
There’s a lot that goes into determining if you have a sufficient breast milk supply. Most of the time if your baby is gaining weight on breast milk alone – than you have a sufficient supply. If not, or if your Doctor has a concern (or even if you plan on donating it!) there are some things you can do to help increase that supply.
Nurse Frequently and Efficiently. If milk is not effectively removed from the breast then the Mom’s supply can decrease. If the baby isn’t latching or positioned properly, than the milk won’t flow efficiently. If the baby is having a hard time transferring milk, than you need to express after or between nursing to maintain a decent milk supply until the baby learns to latch or transfer the milk more efficiently.
Making sure to nurse frequently – as often, and as long as your baby wants. You want to remove as much milk as possible and as frequently as possible. If your baby is really having problems gaining weight, nurse about every 2 hours or so during the day, and around every 3 hours or so at night. If the baby wants to nurse in between these times – allow it. Again, the more you nurse, the better!
Get More Rest. Just like any other part of life, if you don’t get enough sleep you won’t be productive enough – and the same goes for milk production. Try to cut back on other commitments and relax, sleep, eat and nurse!
Get Rid of the Stress. While stress might not directly curb milk production, it can hamper the let-down reflex – and make it hard for the baby to get a steady supply of milk. Be sure to take care of yourself (like getting enough sleep like I mentioned above). Don’t sweat the small stuff – just focus on what’s important.
Drink Plenty of Water. Obviously to make more milk – you must drink more liquids. If you get dehydrated, or you aren’t supplying your boy with at least the minimal amount of water needed, you will make less milk. Set a goal to drink a certain amount of water per day. Keep a water bottle (or jug) nearby at all times.
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