Created by Updated on Sep 02, 2016
Hi all... my baby is 1. 5 months n always fed from bm as well as fm.. (due to less breast milk supply). I never want her to formula feed but I m helpless.. I am triying very hard (bm expression,medicine,herbs,foods) but unable to increase bm.. plz help me. I m so desperate to breast feed her exclusively....
| Sep 02, 2016
Hi Reeta, the first and foremost way to increase your breast milk supply is to relax yourself and be in a calm frame of mind. Stress, agitation and anxiety lowers the breast milk supply and then the vicious cycle continues. Also it would be advisable if you consult a lactation expert to know whether the baby is latching properly. Though there is no such thing as less breast milk supply scientifically, as nature has devised the breast milk supply according to the needs of the child. But the best thing is to feed him breast milk frequently rather than feeding formula milk. Because when you shift you formula feed your body is getting signals that there is no demand of breast milk and hence the supply decreases.
| Sep 02, 2016
hi reeta... B an optimistic mom... Don't preoccupy ur mind with negative thoughts... Drink water before u feeding ur baby & also include more fluids in ur diet... D best way to improve d breast milk supply is to keep on feeding baby quiet oftenly... Follow d healthy diet plan.. Include more fruits & vegetables... Some of d breast milk boosting ingredients are : Garlic,barley,fenugreek seeds,carrot,beetroot, tapioca, drum stick leaves soup,peanut,pomegranate juice etc... If u r a non vegetarian, u can include fish & soups n ur diet... Stay happy & enjoy motherhood...