Boosting Milk Production

How to Boost Milk Production?


Boosting Your Breastmilk Supply

Many nursing mothers are concerned that they might not have enough milk for their babies. But these fears should be put aside as there are many ways to boost your milk production. So have no fear and read some of the ways to boost your breastmilk production:


  • Breastfeed your baby often. Most infants need 8 to 12 feedings a day, about one feeding every 2 to 3 hours. If your baby won’t nurse, use a good quality breast pump to improve milk production. Pumping after breastfeeding triggers your body to produce milk.


  • Breastfeed your baby at each breast. For 15 minutes per breast, nurse your baby. If your baby falls asleep during suckling, gently wake him, and offer the other breast. Switching breasts benefit some babies as the fat content from the breastmilk increases. Also, it’s been proven that switching breasts several times during breastfeeding also increases milk production.


  • “Kangaroo Care”. This is when a mother (or a father) holds the baby, who’s just in diapers, in an upright position against the father’s or mother’s bare chest, involving skin-to-skin contact. This chest-to-chest, skin-to-skin time is done after feeding for around 20 minutes or more. Trivia: The term “kangaroo care” came about because of how the kangaroos (and other marsupials) carry their young close to them.


  • Ensure that baby is latched correctly. When the baby isn’t latched properly, it would get the milk out of your breasts efficiently. This can cause low breast milk supply as your body will produce less milk. For correct latch-on, your baby needs to open his mouth wide enough to take both the nipple and some of the areola (the dark area around the nipple) into his mouth. The corners of the baby’s mouth should be at a wide angle and both his upper and lower lips should be outside his mouth.


  • Gently massage breasts before and during feeding. A combination of breastfeeding and massaging works to empty the milk ducts and boost milk production. Massaging may aid in the prevention and treatment of plugged milk ducts or infection of breast tissues (mastitis).


The Role of Lactation Cookies

You need to get essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients from other food sources that may help boost your breastmilk production. These can be done by having the right diet while breastfeeding. And of course, by also consuming lactation cookies. We recommend consuming 2-3 of our Milky Mothers Lactation Cookies daily. Lactation cookies provide nursing mothers with the necessary vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients needed while nursing the little one.

The staple ingredients in lactation cookies like flaxseed, brewer’s yeast, oats, wheat germ and the like work together in a variety of ways to help nursing mothers boost and maintain their milk supply. Milky Mothers has a selection of lactation cookies that have these ingredients and they come in delicious flavours too! Check it out and place your orders now!



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