Nursing tips

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Sarah posted this 29 June 2019

What are some things that worked to boost your milk supply? I am wanting to try to increase enough to donate locally. Thanks!

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Katalina posted this 12 February 2020

All the water that you can stand and then more water. Also the more that your baby is at your breast the better. Finally, I loved The Milky Mama cookies and snacks-the noticeably increased my supply!

FRANCESCA posted this 10 February 2020

lots of water and lots of fruits and veggies.  Extra pumping sessions

isabella posted this 13 October 2019

The biggest thing is staying hydrated, eating healthy, and staying on a pumping/feeding schedule. No special drinks will help, you just need to drink something to stay hydrated!!! You can also try power pumping.

Kenzie posted this 24 July 2019

Yep, all these tips. As much water as possible... Lots of healthy carbs and fats - gotta  have fuel for making that milk!

Fran posted this 23 July 2019

Pump after every feeding, manual expression, and lots of water.

Anna posted this 06 July 2019

Nice! Milkmaid tea (Yogi or Earth Mama or Pink Stork), lots of carbs and fats (healthy, of course!), just more healthy calories in general, and pumping. Even if you don't produce much, pumping more often can create more "demand" which usually results in more supply. One thing that helped me, especially if your LO doesn't drink much from one side after getting full on the other, was to pump one side while nursing the other side. You already have a letdown, so it's easy to get a little more quantity that way. 

Marie posted this 03 July 2019

Ice cream! When I lost my milk supply, I was looking up ways to get my milk supply back and I came across a post where a woman said that she pumped a whole ounce more by eating a pint of ice cream. Maybe it wouldn't be ideal to eat a pint of ice cream everyday but I know it helps tons. So whenever you're craving ice cream, don't forget to pump!

Bethenny posted this 02 July 2019

Pumping in between feeds, look up power pumping as well. I made lactation cookies with oatmeal and brewers yeast. Drink LOTS of water. Bottom line is breast milk is supply and demand. Increased pumping or nursing tells your body it needs to make more milk. It may take a couple weeks but it should increase

Rosa posted this 29 June 2019

I made some lactation cookies, bought a HUGE water bottle and drank tons a day. Some ladies I know drank tons of gatorade. But really it also depends on how often you are feeding. In between feedings I would pump. A few days (maybe a week) my milk supply increased. 

Cheryl posted this 29 June 2019

I add brewers yeast to everything and eat oatmeal as a snack as often as possible. Those whole grains add a lot for your body to process.