Low breastmilk supply is the worst’s nightmare for every nursing mother. If this happens to you, you can look at our tips on how to increase breast milk.
How To Increase Breast Milk?
How to increase breast milk? It’s actually pretty simple. You can use these tips below while you are breastfeeding your baby.
- You need to allow the baby to nurse often or as long as he/she wants. The more often you breastfeed your baby, the more stimulated your breast are. The ideal time for breastfeeding is 8 times a day. If you always breastfeeding him/her on a set schedule, this will allow your breasts to increase the breast milk production.
- Whenever you breastfeeding your baby, you need to practice skin-to-skin contact by undressing your baby. This method can stimulate your breast milk production. Undressing your baby while breastfeeding can help him/her feed longer. It means that longer breastfeeding session can lead to more breast milk production. You just have to undress the baby down to his/her diaper. And then drape a blanket over his/her back to ensure he/she doesn’t catch gold. As for you, take off your bra and wear clothes which can be unbuttoned easily on the front. This can help skin-to-skin contact become way easier.
- You can also try sling feeding. How to do this method? You need to wear a sling and after that, you keep your baby close to you. And then, encourage him/her to feast more. In some cases, the baby will feed more when he/she is on the move.
- Another way is to offer the bay both breast whenever you breastfeeding his/her. This method will make you know which breast that produces more milk. During breastfeeding, switch breasts whenever your baby slows down.
That’s four tips on how to increase breast milk. You can consult with the doctor if those tips don’t work.