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Infant feeding

I don’t have enough breastmilk, what can I do to increase supply?

There are several things you can do to try to increase your breastmilk supply, including:

Frequently nursing or pumping: The more often you nurse or pump, the more milk your body will produce.

Making sure your baby is latched on correctly: A poor latch can make it difficult for your baby to effectively remove milk from your breasts, which can lead to decreased milk production.

Avoiding pacifiers or bottles: These can interfere with the baby’s ability to suckle and may decrease the demand for milk.

Drinking enough fluids: Staying hydrated can help to maintain your milk supply.

Eating a balanced diet: Eating a healthy diet can help to support milk production.

Resting and reducing stress: Getting enough rest and managing stress can help to keep your body in a relaxed state, which can support milk production.

Consult with lactation consultant or doctor: sometimes the underlying medical reason might be causing the low milk production and lactation consultant or doctor can help you to identify and address them.

It is important to note that every woman is different, and what works for one person may not work for another. If you are still having trouble increasing your milk supply, it’s best to talk to a lactation consultant or your healthcare provider for personalized advice.