5 Tips on How to Increase Breast milk?

Working as a Lactation Consultant, I witness mothers’ concerns every day, be it at my clinic or through online consultations. The most frequently asked questions revolve around increasing breast milk supply.

8 out of 10 mothers who visit my clinic for lactation counseling are troubled with low breast milk supply. Therefore, I’ve compiled a comprehensive guide to address common queries about boosting breast milk supply.

Common Questions & Solutions

1. How to increase breast milk naturally?

Breast milk supply is fundamentally based on the “Demand and Supply” principle:

  1. Putting the baby on the breast frequently
  2. Efficiently emptying the breast
  3. Night feeding (12 am – 5 am)
  4. Ensuring a deep latch for the baby on the breast
  5. Mastering the correct breastfeeding technique

2. How to enhance the milk supply?

  1. Comprehend the Demand and Supply mechanism
  2. Optimize the two critical hormones – Prolactin and Oxytocin
  3. Night feeding between 12 am to 5 am
  4. Ensuring a calm and happy state of mind for effective Oxytocin function

3. How to boost breast milk using Indian foods?

Indian cuisine offers various galactogogues (foods that promote milk production):

  1. Oatmeal and broken wheat (Daliya)
  2. Red Masoor dal
  3. Cumin seeds (Jeera), Fennel seeds (Saunf), Carom seeds (Ajwain), Garlic (Lahsun)

4. How to increase breast milk post-delivery?

  1. Initiate breastfeeding within the first hour after childbirth
  2. Regularly nurse the newborn
  3. Massage the breasts and apply a hot compress

5. Best drinks to increase breast milk?

Drinking at least 3 liters of water daily keeps the body well-hydrated and supports milk production.

6. How to improve breast milk quality?

Maintain a calm mindset and stay in the present moment with your baby. This ensures a holistic development for the infant.

7. Quick ways to increase breast milk:

  1. Understand the concept of demand and supply
  2. Drink at least 3 liters of water daily
  3. Regular breast massages and hot compresses
  4. Emphasize night feeding
  5. Empty the breasts frequently
  6. Get adequate rest
  7. Maintain a nutritious diet

8. Why might milk supply decrease suddenly?

Hormonal imbalances due to exhaustion, stress, or lack of sleep can temporarily affect milk supply.

I hope this information proves valuable. Please feel free to share your thoughts, queries, or suggestions in the comments. Sharing this guide might benefit other mothers seeking expert advice on the same topic.

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With the right knowledge and preparation, you’re well on your way to a successful breastfeeding journey. Remember, you’ve got this, mumma!

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