Thursday, 7 February 2013

Naturally increase breast milk without supplements

1. Check with your lactation consultant and make sure that your baby latches on properly to the breast, taking in the nipple and most of the surrounding areola.

2. Massage the breasts with circular and downward movements for several minutes every hour or two. Put some pressure on the breasts during the massage and use your fingers to make circular movements around the areola. This stimulate the nipples and will help with milk flow naturally. Do this exercise a few minutes before you breastfeed.

3. Drink plenty of water, maybe even 2 liters everyday. Drink throughout the day and have small sips before and during breastfeeding.

4. Talk to your baby, relax and give him/her your full attention for 20 minutes or more, however long his/her feeding time requires. Relax and do nothing else but adore your little one, maybe sing or caress him/her while feeding. The brain will be stimulated by your feelings toward your baby and send impulses to the milk ducts to produce more milk. 

5. Pump your breasts before and after a feeding. This will send a message to your body that more milk is required at regular feeding time. Emptying the breasts well will cause your body to fill them even more next time. Your body tries to work efficiently to supply your baby's needs.

6. Let your baby breastfeed every 2 to 3 hours and he/she should be offered both breasts at every feeding and allow the baby to empty both breasts if possible. This can be done by altering breasts after 10 to 15 minutes intervals at each feeding.

7. Get plenty of rest when the baby is not active. Do yoga, exercise, have a nice bath soak and sleep as often as you can. In essence, breastfeeding is more difficult if your body and mind are worn and tired. Just because you are breastfeeding doesn't mean you can't have some fun and do things that you enjoy. So for your sake and the sake of your infant, enjoy yourself and don't think as breastfeeding as a task or a  bondage.


Kevin Thompson said...

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