fb-tracking
Babycare

9 Tips to increase breast milk supply in lactating moms

Parentune Support
0 to 1 years

Created by

9 Tips to increase breast milk supply in lactating moms

While breastfeeding is one of the most cherished moments for all moms, it is also the time when first-time moms are worried most. One of the many thoughts that worry her is “Am I producing enough milk for my baby or is she still hungry?” While time and again your paediatrician will assure you that each mother’s milk is sufficient for her child, reassuring a new mother is not so easy.

Now here are 9 tips that will help improve lactation and make breastfeeding a success:

1) Relax and be comfortable: Might sound paradoxical, but the more you stress, the lesser your body will be able to produce milk. Studies have shown the stress can reduce the production of oxytocin, a hormone responsible for milk production. Listen to some calming music, think happy thoughts and be relaxed. Even when you feed or express milk with a breast pump, choose a comfortable posture and pumps which are comfortable.

2) Nurse more: When it comes to breast-feeding, your body follows a simple supply and demand logic. The more you breastfeed your baby, the more milk your breasts will continue producing. And if you don't feed, your body will get a signal that milk is not needed, and will not produce enough milk. In case you are unable to breastfeed your baby for some reason, express breast milk with a comfortable breast pump like Philips Avent and feed the baby. Expressing with a comfortable breast pump also tells the body that milk is needed.

Also read: Breastfeeding—what you need to know!

 

3) Be confident: Pregnancy and post pregnancy are times when everyone feels they know how to guide you. A mother-in-law may suggest that there is not sufficient let down of milk and your baby is hungry. Trust yourself. Listening to too much to negativity will affect your willingness to feed. Politely tell them that if the baby wants feed again even after a short gap, you will feed, but are not willing to give the child top feed.

4) Don’t get pressured: Even if your child demands feed every 45 minutes it is okay! Each child has a separate feeding pattern and so even if your child gives you a gap of 45 minutes between each feed session, rest assured your baby is getting enough milk.

5) Watch out for signs: How do you know your child is feeding enough? Simply by his output! One easy way to judge if your milk is enough, is by counting the number of times the baby pees. Anything above 6 a day means the baby is getting sufficient feed. Be happy!

6) Have a healthy diet: If you eat healthy, your body will be able to produce enough milk. So, rather than focusing on heavy foods, focus on the right diet. Have ample to eat and do not even think of cutting back on your food to lose the baby fat. That can wait. Eat enough cereals, milk and milk products, dry fruits, green leafy vegetables etc.

7) Focus on let down of milk: Sometimes, even though your body maybe producing sufficient milk, it might not be available to the child because of improper let down of milk. For this: have plenty of fluids, before, after and during feeding; be stress-free; ensure baby latches on properly (the child should be suckling on the entire areola and not just on the nipple). A warm bath or massaging your breast with a warm towel before feeding helps. If you use a breast pump, get one with a dedicated Let-Down mode to stimulate milk flow. A Philips Avent Comfort Electric Breast pump has one.

8) Focus on galactogogue-rich foods: Certain foods such as jeera, ajwain, saunf are commonly known to help increase lactation. So include these in your diet. Boil them in water and consume that water, or simply mix and grind these to make a churan of sorts and eat that.

9) Supplement intake: In case, you are still not convinced about lactation, there are some supplements available in the market in both powder and capsule form that can be had to increase lacatation. You can ask your doctor for advice on these.

To conclude, go back with the thought that you are the best mother your baby could have! Being happy works miracles!

 

  • 60
Comments()
Kindly Login or Register to post a comment.
Smrity Sharma

| Aug 19, 2017

kya hum jeera sauf or ajwain in 3ko ek saath boil kr Paani le sakte h, ya alag -2?

  • Report
Mandeep Kaur

| Aug 01, 2017

thanks for information... it really helps..

  • Report
Neelima

| Aug 01, 2017

useful information

  • Report
Priti Bakshi

| Jul 17, 2017

my baby is six months old n she doesn't take milk from bottle.. can u pls suggest something

  • Report
Hetal Sokhi

| Jul 16, 2017

wat is this nursing tea , where can I get this or is it some home remedy ,if it is how do I make this

  • Report
Jenny West

| Jul 16, 2017

I have been using fenugreek to stimulate my breast milk supply and it was working but it was causing severe gas pain in my baby’s tummy, so I stopped taking it and started drinking Healthy nursing tea which doubled my milk production and my baby got relief from gas pain.

  • Report
Sanjana Sharma

| Jul 14, 2017

thanks for the suggestion...

  • Report
aneesha kurra

| Jul 14, 2017

bread and milk, oats, barley water help in milk production. even raw papaya curry helps

  • Report
Payal Das Chakraborty

| Jul 13, 2017

hey Ramya... I can suggest you something other than this.. soak sabudana (sago) overnight.. then heat it in a pan with milk... u can have some sugar in it for taste.. it will surely help

  • Report
Ramya

| Jul 12, 2017

can anybody suggest more food items to increase breast milk

  • Report
Payal Das Chakraborty

| Jul 12, 2017

can u please tell me.. how much milk i should give my daughter when i feed her with breast milk after pumping... she is 2 months and 5days old today...

  • Report
Divya Raghu

| Jul 12, 2017

thank u ..... gud information

  • Report
Sarita Kujur

| Jul 11, 2017

good Information, Thank u.

  • Report
Nanditha

| Jul 11, 2017

Absolutely right... it happened with me personally... I got that confidence I can feed my baby on my own milk after one Dr. explained me n it worked I was shocked n it was like a miracle to c it happen... than I realised it was my confidence that Dr. boosted me..

  • Report
Nethra Shankar

| Jul 10, 2017

god info...

  • Report
SindhuSabari Giri Vasan

| Jun 28, 2017

thank you good info

  • Report
Deepika Karthik

| Jun 24, 2017

Gud information

  • Report
Kajal Jaiswal Gupta

| Jun 24, 2017

my baby is 11months now... bt I don't think my milk is sufficient for him if I want to increase my milk how I can

  • Report
Abinaya Ravichandran

| Jun 24, 2017

  • Report
Chinmayee Baraj

| Jun 24, 2017

best information

  • Report
AK

| Jun 23, 2017

Good information

  • Report
Rasmita behera

| Jun 23, 2017

awesome

  • Report
Moon

| Jun 23, 2017

thank u

  • Report
Ritika Jhunjhunwala Bagaria

| Apr 27, 2017

thanku 4 the information :-)

  • Report
Sonali

| Apr 27, 2017

Gud information..

  • Report
Pranjali Waghmare

| Apr 11, 2017

good info.. ty..

  • Report
Shilpa Kumar

| Apr 08, 2017

Good information thanks

  • Report
Sravanthi Reddy

| Mar 27, 2017

thanks a lot good information

  • Report
Sangeeta Soni

| Mar 27, 2017

thanks a lot....

  • Report
Pooja Salvi

| Mar 23, 2017

very nice article.

  • Report
Swathi Bagewadi

| Mar 20, 2017

very nice article... breastfeeding is s most amazing thing only a woman can experience... the bonding we share with our kid... it's d most precious feeling... happy feeding new moms... enjoy this phase of life :-)

  • Report
Mamta Bhandari

| Mar 20, 2017

too good... thank you fr suggestions...

  • Report
Suhani Roy

| Mar 16, 2017

This blog is such a wonderfully... very useful info.. thanks so much for sharing! nice one is here.. www. momcuddle. com

  • Report
nitu shah

| Mar 06, 2017

thank u for the most needed advice...

  • Report
siva ranjani

| Mar 02, 2017

Very helpful suggestions...

  • Report
Bushra Khan

| Mar 01, 2017

as u suggested the 5th point that is watch out signs.... but at the same time my baby is drinking water as well... he finishes one or one/half bottle everyday so he might pee because of that reason also how am i suppose to know that he is peeing due to my breastfeed...

  • Report
Pallu Jagani

| Jan 05, 2017

Hi I have 1 month baby nd I used Leptaden tablet bt no result for me so pls any suggestions for me

  • Report
Bincy Isaac

| Nov 04, 2016

Informative!

  • Report
Shobana

| Sep 23, 2016

hi everyone.. I used d following to boost my milk supply nd yes it worked wonders for me.. plz consult a siddha practitioner before using to be on the safer side 1. sowbagya sunti lehiyam-very good post delivery to clean d uterus nd also fo improving lactation (it is given fo free in Al govt. hospitals in tamil nadu ) 2. satavarex granules -to be taken wit milk 3. leptaden tablets-can be used by anyone who's breastfeeding coz it nt only increases d quantity but also quality of breastmilk(studies show dat it increases d nutritive value of breastmilk ).. HAPPY BREASTFEEDING MOMMIES. .!!

  • Report
guru

| Sep 01, 2016

I have 10month old baby. Initially, i used lactonic granules to improve lactation

  • Report
Minal Yadav

| Aug 31, 2016

Hi janani it's minal.... n d powder's name is galact granules.... U can find it on net.... n can get it from a medical store...

  • Report
Janani

| Aug 26, 2016

Hi Minaj, what is the name of the powder to boost lactation

  • Report
Minal Yadav

| Aug 15, 2016

Hi mommies.... there is a powder which is ayurvedic for increasing milk supply.... after my baby's birth I did not have sufficient milk supply.... after taking this powder in milk two times daily, my milk supply increased.... I thought to share this coz sumbody will benefit..... the powder contains elaichi safed zeera , shatavri etc

  • Report
Richa Singh Sisodiya

| Aug 11, 2016

thanks a lot for this knowledge :)

  • Report
Ayeesha Khanam

| Jul 28, 2016

thankx Tanisha ☺

  • Report
Tanisha Khanna

| Jul 28, 2016

@Ayeesha there is no powder to increase the breast milk supply. In fact it is all in your mind so just say this to yourself every time you are nursing your baby -- I have sufficient milk for my baby and I will breastfeed my baby exclusively for 6 months at least.

  • Report
Ayeesha Khanam

| Jul 28, 2016

to increase breast milk which powder is gud fr tat

  • Report
Rosu Rani

| Jul 16, 2016

thanks

  • Report
Sarika Sakhalkar

| Jul 06, 2016

wil implement it surely

  • Report
sadaf sultana

| Jun 30, 2016

VRY useful...

  • Report
Poornima Handa

| Jun 25, 2016

nice one

  • Report
Canisha Kapoor

| Jun 23, 2016

Hi Brinda, you may take some saunf, ajwain and methi seeds boil them in a water, sieve and then drink that water. It will help in increasing milk production.

  • Report
Ayeesha Khanam

| Jun 23, 2016

thanks for useful info

  • Report
Shreejaya

| Jun 22, 2016

ajwain saunf halem methi seeds also. drumstick leaves.

  • Report
Manasa Mahesha

| Jun 22, 2016

thanks for ur guidelines

  • Report
Malashree

| Jun 22, 2016

very very important tips

  • Report
Canisha Kapoor

| Jun 22, 2016

Important tips for all lactating mommies.

  • Report
Laura

| Jun 22, 2016

Helpful tips for all breast feeding mothers.

  • Report
Tahilyanisanjay

| Jun 21, 2016

thanks...

  • Report
RMITHILESH

| Jun 21, 2016

thanks for information

  • Report
Loading
Heading

Some custom error

Heading

Some custom error