If you’re worried that you’re not producing enough breast milk for your baby, you’re not alone. Here are a few easy ways to do it:
1. Breastfeed more often
Breastfeed often and let your baby decide when to stop feeding.Breastfeeding your new baby 8 to 12 times a day can help establish and maintain your milk production.
2. Pump between feedings
Pumping between feedings can also help you increase milk production. Warming your breasts before pumping can help make you more comfortable and pump easier, too.
Try pumping whenever:
You have milk left over after a feeding.
Your baby has missed a feeding.
Your baby gets a bottle of breast milk or formula
3. Breastfeed from both sides
Have your baby feed from both breasts at each feeding. Let your baby feed from the first breast until they slow down or stop feeding before offering the second breast.
4. Lactation cookies
You can find lactation cookies in stores or you can easily make your own. These foods and herbs contain galactagogues, which promote lactation.
Try this easy lactation recipe at home:
If you still feel that you need assistance to increase your milk supply or you need professional advice on correct latching techniques, contact your nearest baby clinic.