Thursday May 30, 2024

90 | The Number One Way to Increase Your Milk Supply When Breastfeeding

Show Notes for Episode 90: The Number One Way to Increase Your Milk Supply When Breastfeeding

Today, we’re tackling a topic that I know is on the minds of many breastfeeding mothers: how to increase your milk supply. If you've ever felt concerned about your milk production, you're certainly not alone.

I've heard countless tips and tricks over the years about boosting milk supply, and it can be overwhelming to sift through all the advice. Today, we’re going to cut through the noise and focus on the most effective strategies backed by physiology and expert advice.

First, we'll dive into the physiology of milk production and the let-down reflex. Understanding these biological processes can help you optimize your body's natural ability to produce milk.

Next, we'll explore the infant sucking reflex and its crucial role in stimulating milk production. This will give you insight into how your baby's feeding habits influence your milk supply.

The primary concept we'll discuss is the idea of 'empty to increase supply.' This means increasing the frequency of breast stimulation—whether by nursing or pumping—rather than extending the length of each session. It’s about how often, not how long.

Additional Ways to Boost Supply:

  • Adequate Hydration: While staying hydrated is essential, you don't need to overdo it. We'll debunk some myths and set realistic expectations for fluid intake.
  • Adequate Nutrition: We'll discuss the importance of maintaining good nutrition, continuing your prenatal vitamins, and ensuring you're getting enough protein and overall caloric intake.

Lastly, I highly recommend talking to an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC). They can provide personalized advice and support to help you understand and increase your milk supply effectively, without adding to your stress.

We’ll summarize today’s insights and remind you that while breastfeeding can be challenging, the right information and support can make a significant difference. You're doing an amazing job, and sometimes, just a few tweaks can improve your breastfeeding experience.

Thank you for joining today. Remember, you're not alone in this journey—we’re here to support you every step of the way. Until next time, take care of yourself and keep nurturing both yourself and your little one.

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