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How to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply (once you work out if you actually need to)

How to Increase Your Breastmilk Supply (once you work out if you actually need to)

Every newly breastfeeding mum has a little (or a lot) of anxiety about whether she’s producing enough milk at some stage of her nursing journey.

Unfortunately, it’s usually an idea put in her head by third party, rather than an instinctual feeling. To help, here’s a list of things that are usually NOT a sign of low supply:

  • Baby not sleeping much
  • Baby feeding all the time
  • Baby unsettled and crying
  • Hardly any milk coming out when you pump
  • Baby not reaching birth weight by ten days old (14 days is a better guide, 3 weeks acceptable too)
  • Boobs never leak a drop
  • Baby wanting to feed longer than 20 minutes at a time
  • Baby looking at your food
  • Baby turning 4 months old
  • Baby who had been sleeping suddenly decides not to sleep much
  • Baby following your spoon with his eyes or trying to grab your food
  • Baby not wanting to let you out of her sight
  • Baby turning 6 months old

Here is a few things that may be symptoms of low supply:

  • Baby failing to thrive (i.e.
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Posted on September 26, 2016