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How To Increase Your Breast Milk Production As A Nursing Mother

It is a common worry for new moms that they're not producing enough breast milk for their baby. One of the reasons for this worry is insufficient milk production. For many women, your milk supply is just fine and moderate, but if you do need to raise your breast milk supply to enhance baby feeding satisfaction, here are ways to go about it according to Healthline.

1. Breastfeed more often. When your baby suckles your breast, hormones that trigger your breasts to produce milk are released. Breastfeeding your new baby 8 to 12 times a day can help establish and monitor milk production. Breastfeed often and let your baby decide when to stop feeding.

2. Have your baby feed from both breasts at each feeding. The stimulation of having both breasts breastfeed can help increase milk production. Pumping milk from both sides simultaneously can also help increase milk production.

3. Eat more lactation cookies. Lactation cookies are found in stores or you can make your own. The ingredients used to produce them can increase breast milk supply. This snack contains galactagogues which may promote lactation.

4. Make sure you're drinking a lot of water, eating a healthy balanced diet and not missing any meals. 

5. Ensure your baby is attaching (latching) well and removing milk efficiently from the breast.

6. Do not go longer than 5 hours without milk removal. If you can't give your baby food at the moment, use a hand or electric pump. 

7. Find ways to stress less, delegate what you can.

8. Pumping between feeding can help increase milk supply. Pump whenever your baby has missed a feeding, gets a bottle of breast milk or formula, have milk left over after a feeding. Your baby always need to suck directly from your breast to keep it producing milk always.

Source: Healthline

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