As a birth and postnatal doula I am often asked the question â€˜how can I Â increase my breast milk supplyâ€™. The first and most important factor is to regularly breastfeed your little on. Women’s bodies are amazing, the more we feed the more breastmilk your body will supply.
Rest is also very important. Your body needs the energy to breastfeed. Try and sleep when baby sleeps, and if you canâ€™t, just rest. Same for relaxing, we know that being stressed affects the let-down reflex. Thatâ€™s why its great to have a postnatal doula, even if its for a few hours a day.
Drinking water will also help increase your breastmilk supply. I always advice mums to have a pint of water at hand when they are breastfeeding. By regularly drinking water, a fluid, you are able to support your body in making breast milk.
Placenta capsules have also been known to help increase breast milk production. You will find evidence, research and articles supporting placenta encapsulation and increase in breast milk production here http://www.earthboundbaby.co.uk/research-and-articles/
Here are a few testimonials from some of my past clients:
â€œAmanda, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your amazing placenta capsules, they were a godsend and a lifesaver. I was unable to breastfeed my firstborn as I just didnâ€™t have any milk, but this time I did my research and my milk supply is plentifulâ€.
â€œThe placenta capsules really are magic! My milk came in quickly and I have an abundant supply. Thank you so much Amandaâ€.
“I thank Amanda wonder tablets as my milk is still coming in strong and My daughter is 3 months old”
“Breastfeeding has been a breeze, itâ€™s most certainly down to having my placenta encapsulatedâ€.Â
I thought it would be good to just list foods that help increase milk supply. I havenâ€™t gone into the reasons why, as most new mummies just want the information.
Cumin seeds, dill seeds
Carrots and carrot seeds
Oats and porridge
Sesame oil-for salad dressings