Breastfeeding can be natural for some moms, and hard work for others. As someone who struggled, I'm passionate about sharing all the hacks I discovered to boost my milk supply. I went from producing 20ml from power pumping to fully meeting my baby's demand. I'll share food recommendations (breastfeeding snacks), tips for pumping, and home remedies to help increase your breast milk supply instantly!
Supplements from Legendairy Milk helped me increase my breast milk supply. Try out their range to see what works for you! I recommend ordering early, especially if outside the US. My favorites: Pump Princess, Liquid Gold, and Lactivist. Sunflower Lecithin also improved milk flow. Milestone breastfeeding stickers are a rewarding purchase too.
Invest in an electric breast pump for effective breastfeeding, especially during early days to increase milk supply. Manual pumps can be tiring. Many pumps are expensive and not portable. My top recommendation is the Momcozy breast pump, priced at $65, completely portable, with a collection cup included. Superior to Philips Avent due to its portability, it fits in a regular nursing bra. Ideal for use at work!
Breastfeeding tends to make women very thirsty. For increasing breast milk supply, start with water, especially warm water. Electrolyte-rich drinks also help. Other options include Gatorade, Powerade and coconut water.
Your breasts may leak unexpectedly as your milk comes in. Some prefer reusable breast pads, but I recommend the disposable nursing pads from Lansinoh. They stay dry and odor-free. But remember to change them before they're fully soaked to prevent the gel from contacting your skin.
Breastfeeding is challenging and might be painful. Power through and use Ameda's Hydrogel pads if it's too painful. Hydrogel pads aid sore nipples, making breastfeeding more comfortable. Keep a pack on hand! Hydrogel pads
Learn about latching to improve your breastfeeding experience. If it hurts, you might wonder if your baby has a lip or tongue tie. Find resources for properly breastfeeding like this video from Nourished Young, a lactation expert. Correction of your baby's latch may increase comfort. A nursing pillow may not suit every mom.
Planning on building a milk supply? Buy a Haakaa—it's useful for simultaneous feeding and milk collection, easy to clean, and even helps unclog milk ducts. Check out our nursing dresses guide for breastfeeding mothers.
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