There are few tips which will be helpful to know. They are as follows :
Good latch allows your body to produce the hormone prolactin, which is responsible for milk production. Make sure you are holding your baby in the correct position, try offering by sitting upright with your back supported and raise the child level using a pillow. Mom can also try C shape pillow for feeding on the lap.
Holding your baby in the correct position will avoid trapping of gas in baby tummy.
Do not give cow’s milk to your baby till they turn 1 year old, because its protein is very difficult to digest by the little kidney.
No for bottle feed, bottle nipples are suspected for lots of infection as well as the gas filled in the bottle leads to stomach upset for the little wonders.
Don’t think you can’t breastfeed if you go back to work. Many mothers expressing the milk using a variety of breast pumps available in the market and feed with sterilized bowl-spoon.
To check whether the infant got sufficient breast milk, just observe per day how many times they wet their cloth. During day time better don’t use a diaper, the cloth is the best way to check. If the child passes 6 to 8 wet diaper then that should be enough. You can reassure the weight gain for every vaccination visit.
These tips are to help you with a few more unsaid suggestions that are ignored or unknown but are very important.
I hope you would have given your best to breastfeed your baby 👍😊 There are lots of benefits of breastfeeding for both mom and the kid. (refer our article)
Many of the new moms have gone through a stressful situation and as a result, their Breastmilk supply decreased over a period of time.
But, the good news is that there are various natural ways to increase Breastfeed milk .!! Have a look… 😃
Methods to increase breastmilk naturally
Keep yourself Stress-free☺️ Stress plays an important role in decreasing breastmilk (BM). Hence find a way to take rest, nap with baby. Try to assign housework to other members during your nap.
Regular suckling by the baby🤱 Breastfeed your baby every 2 hours once for 6 months, feed on one side for 10 mins then shift to another breast, total spend 20 mins of time. Longer your baby nurses at your breast the more milk will be produced. This is the single most important way to increase your milk production.
Stay hydrated🥛🥛 Take plenty of oral liquids including water, juice, and milk.🥤🥤 Cow Milk: It contains calcium which boosts milk production, drinks 1 glass of milk morning and before bedtime. [Limit drinks that contain caffeine like coffee, soda. Too much intake of caffeine can cause irritability to your baby and also it can interfere with your baby’s sleep.]
Fenugreek (Trigonella foenum-gracecum) These seeds promotes galactogogue to increase milk supply. It is completely safe for breastfeeding mom and their baby. (However, the asthma patient is not recommended to consume.) You can just swallow 1 teaspoon of fenugreek seeds 2 times for 5 days.
Dill leaves + Garlic cloves It is rich in fiber, vitamin K, iron, and antioxidants which promotes enough BM and easy to digest. Garlic cloves stimulate lactation (galactagogue). Cook dill leaves with 10 pieces of garlic cloves, consume medium quantity in the morning and night for 3 days.
Mutton and Salmon For non-vegetarian eat mutton thrice a week which boost BM. Salmon is rich in omega-3, it also helps to boost lactation.
Oatmeal It is rich in fiber, thiamine, vitamins, and magnesium, thus helps in promoting milk supply.
Spinach It contains iron, folic acid, vitamins which is beneficial for both mom and baby.
Almonds Almonds are rich in calories, vitamins & minerals which boost BM. Just soak the 5 almonds overnight & morning grind, mix with milk and drink it.
Please take a tour of your kitchen once. You will find most of the items in the kitchen. If not found, it can be bought. Readily available in the market.
Do you know any other method to increase the Breastmilk supply naturally? Please do share in the comment box below.