Top Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply
April 27, 2024

Top Tips for Increasing Your Breastmilk Supply

Are you concerned about your milk supply and looking give it a boost? Well, you've come to the right place! Whether you're a new mom or a seasoned pro, we've got some top tips to help you increase your milk production and keep that liquid gold flowing. So, grab a cup of tea, put your feet up, and let's dive into some tried and true methods for boosting your breastmilk supply.
1) Stay Hydrated: Hydration is key when it comes to milk production. Make sure you're drinking plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body well-hydrated and your milk supply flowing.
2) Nurse or Pump Frequently: Lactation is a supply and demand system. The more you empty your breasts, the more milk your body will produce. Try to nurse or pump frequently, at least 8-12 times a day, to signal to your body that it needs to make more milk.
3) Practice Skin-to-Skin Contact: Skin-to-skin contact with your baby can help stimulate milk production and release hormones that support breastfeeding. So, snuggle up with your little one as often as you can! Babywearing with little one in a diaper and mom topless or in only a bra is a great idea!
**Pro tip - throw a full zip Movemama nursing sweatshirt on over your carrier with the zipper fully open so baby's head is through the hole. Both of you stay cozy and covered while getting that sweet skin-to-skin
4) Eat a Healthy Diet: Fuel your body with nutrient-rich foods that support milk production, such as whole grains, leafy greens, and lean proteins. Consider adding lactation-boosting foods like oats, and flaxseeds to your diet. Getting enough calories is crucial to having lots of energy and supporting your supply. Be sure not to under-eat.
5) Get Plenty of Rest: Rest is crucial for milk production, we know it's easier said than done - but do your best to prioritize sleep and taking time to relax and unwind. Remember, self-care is just as important as taking care of your little one. Leaving dishes undone in the sink so you can get some extra zzz's is OKAY.
6) Seek Support: Don't be afraid to reach out for help and support if you're struggling with breastfeeding. Talk to a lactation consultant, join a breastfeeding support group, or connect with other moms who have been through it before. If nothing else is working there could be something deeper to investigate.
Personally, my firstborn had tongue ties that restricted her ability to latch and efficiently remove milk... a lactation consultant can help identify these kinds of physiological factors with their expertise!
7) Give yourself grace: Remember, every drop of breastmilk you produce is a gift to your baby. Stay positive, be patient with yourself, and trust in your body's amazing ability to nourish and nurture your little one.
So, there you have it! Follow these top tips for increasing your breastmilk supply, and you'll be on your way to being a milk-making machine in no time. Keep up the great work, and remember, you're doing an amazing job!
- Kelsey Garlock
Founder Movemama Apparel