If you’re a breastfeeding mom, you’ve probably asked yourself questions like;
“Is my baby getting enough?”
“Am I producing enough?”
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In the first days and weeks, it’s important that you are breastfeeding frequently if you want to increase your milk supply. Your supply will grow as your body works to provide for what your baby needs.
Below are a handful of tips and tricks that have helped other mamas during their journey:
Breastfeed each and every time your baby is hungry. In the first few weeks, your baby will eat somewhere between 8-12 times within 24 hours. Don’t worry about putting your baby on a strict feeding schedule during this time. Follow your baby’s cues and let them tell you when it’s time to eat.
Hold your baby skin-to-skin and massage your breasts before feeding to encourage your milk to let down.
Rotate between breasts at each feeding. Let your little one finish the first side, then offer the other.
Be sure to empty your breasts fully at each feeding. If your baby doesn’t empty your breasts, pump or hand express once your baby is finished to signal your body to make more.
Pump in between sessions if you’re able to and consistently when you’re away from your baby. This will help build your milk supply.
Everyone says to “get plenty of sleep,” but we know how hard that can be as a new mom. Try to sleep when you can, stay hydrated, and eat a healthy diet.
Take care of YOU and don’t be afraid to accept help from others.
If you aren’t sure that your body is producing enough milk, we recommend scheduling an appointment with a Lactation Consultant. Fun fact: a handful of breast pump manufacturers offer a free lactation consultant appointment with one of their specialists. Head to your manufacturer’s website to see if this is a benefit that you can utilize. If not, we recommend calling your doctor to get a recommendation for a Lactation Consultant near you. They will help you determine if what you’re experiencing is normal and help you achieve your breastfeeding goals!