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How To Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

How To Boost Your Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding is a beautiful way to nourish your baby and get them off to a good start in life. However it's not always easy and there may be times when you need to find out how to boost your breast milk supply. 

If your baby is not gaining weight or there are not many wet or dirty nappies, check in with a medical practitioner to assess whether supply is the issue. 

Here are some of our best tips for you if you do need a boost. 

Tips to increase breast milk supply:

  • Get professional help. Ask your medical practitioner to rule out any issues like tongue tie or hormone imbalances and to check that any medication you are taking is not interfering with production. It can also be useful to chat to the Australian Breastfeeding Association.
  • Increase feeds. Let baby feed on demand and for as long as possible on both breasts. 
  • Rest and sleep. Yes, we know that can seem impossible with a baby, but perhaps family and friends can provided extra support while you get your supply up. 

Smoothie Cups

  • Eat well. Ensure you are eating a nutritious diet with lots of good protein, healthy fats and complex carbs. This is not a time to restrict food or diet. 

Crane Breast Bump

  • Pump some milk. Breast milk works on supply and demand, so pumping some milk sends the message to the body to make more.  

Crane Baby make a single rechargeable breast pump and a double rechargeable breast pump, that deliver an efficient, hospital level performance. The reviews on this one are great with many mums reporting significantly improved milk volume. 

Tyhan make a portable, wearable breast pump so that you can pump on the go throughout the day.  

There is no need to waste this breast milk, store it in reusable breast milk bags in the freezer!

  • Relax as much as you can. Excess stress can interfere with production. Yes, we know, not always easy with a baby but call on your support team for help. 

Made to Milk Lactation Cookies

  • Eat some galactagogues! These are foods and herbs that can help increase milk supply.

Our Made to Milk and Franjo's Kitchen ranges are so popular with our mums and they love the convenience of the prepared snacks and drinks with galactagogues.

We have lactation cookies, crackers, smoothies, hot chocolate and lattes, muesli, cookie and brownie mixes as well as hydration drinks. 

Breastfeeding Supply Boost Tea

  • Drink some breastfeeding boosting tea. Bubba Bump have a Mother's Milk Organic tea which is full of herbs that help improve breast milk supply. Drink a couple of cups a day, hot or cold. 

We hope these suggestions help you work out how to boost your breast milk supply! Have you got any more tips to share? Let us know!   

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