INCREASING BREAST MILK PRODUCTION

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Submitted Date 02/03/2019
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Many mamas have been there. The moment of panic when we realize our milk supply has decreased. It’s a critical time where you are hopeless for a quick solution. So how do you boost your breast milk production when you are in this situation?

There are some quick methods for boosting milk production [that I personally know work]. And they are all things you can do without leaving the house.

Reasons your milk production could be decreasing-

There are some culprits for drying up milk supply such as,

Stress from jobs, parenting, and life, in general, could cause your breast milk production to decrease.

Diet. If you aren’t eating healthy or at least eating regularly, it is hard to keep up with the nutritional requirements of breastfeeding. (this was one of my main problems. I was only eating about once a day when I cooked dinner for the kids.)

Persistence. Keep trying and don’t give up! Don’t stop pumping because this could cause a significant decrease in your milk supply.

Nature. Your breastmilk naturally decreases once it gets a feel of how much milk your baby is drinking. If you are feeding and pumping regularly, you shouldn’t have to worry as long as the baby is getting enough to eat.

I tried everything in the book throughout breastfeeding my four children and I am going to share with you three things that worked for me.

1. Breastfeed as often as possible. Honestly, I use to be against this one but a serious scare with my one year old changed my view. The more you breastfeed, the more you produce.

2. Pump after each feeding. No matter how much your baby drinks, empty your breasts afterward [even if you think they are already empty]. You always want to be sure because when you empty your breasts, they know to produce more milk.

3. Drink a 32 oz Gatorade. It may sound out there, but I saw [almost] immediate results after drinking an entire bottle of Gatorade. Don’t call me crazy until you try it!

I understand being busy and these things take extra time. I breastfed while working a full-time job while taking care of three other kids. It is a HUGE job and takes dedication, but these little things will make all the difference when it comes to milk production.

I hope this helps!

(For more breastfeeding advice visit mintymixx.com)

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