⭐️ Increasing your milk supply ⭐️
This is the number one question I get asked from breastfeeding Mamas❗️
One of the biggest challenges a new Mama will face is building up her milk supply. What Mamas don't realize is that it is a process and that it takes time and that every breastfeeding experience will be different. You may not have had a supply issue with your first baby, but with your second, you are finding that your supply is low.
Breastfeeding is a learned process, whether it's your first or your third baby and the key is consistency and patience.
Your milk supply is directly related to how well your baby can remove the milk from your breast. If your baby is having difficulties latching, this can definitely affect your supply. If you are having issues with low milk supply, the first thing you should do is ensure that you have a proper latch. That means that your baby is not only latching to your nipple, but also to your areola. Your areola contains milk ducts and if your baby isn't latched deep enough, those milk ducts will not be stimulated, therefore affecting your supply.
Below is an example of a good latch.
Here are 9 ways to help increase your milk supply:
If you've done the above suggestions and your supply is still low, please reach out to myself or a lactation consultant in your area for more support. Sometimes it's a latch issue and once that's been corrected, Mamas notice their supply start to increase.
As I stated above, breastfeeding is a process and it takes patience, consistency and kindness to yourself. There's nothing wrong with asking for help. No one has this all figured out and breastfeeding is very much a process and trial and error. Sometimes you need to try a few things before you can pinpoint what the exact cause is.