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Top 10 Tips for Boosting Your Breast Milk Supply
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A nursing mom’s biggest worry is whether or not she’s making enough milk. We’ve gathered 10 tips to help you bump up your milk production. This gallery is not intended to substitute medical advice. If you have any concerns, contact a lactation consultant or your healthcare provider immediately.
1. Nurse, Nurse, Nurse
Breasts work on demand. The more your little one nurses, the more milk your body will create. When your little one is going through a growth spurt, it’s easy to fall into thinking, “my baby is so hungry I must not have enough milk.” What’s really happening is your baby is priming your body to have enough milk to support how big your baby will be after the spurt.
The worst thing for your supply is to supplement with formula during a growth spurt. It can be hard to devote most of your day to nursing, but it’s the best thing for your baby, and your supply.