Many women realize nursing is more difficult than what they have imagined. Their babies may not have a proper latch-on or they do not produce enough milk. There are simple ways to increase milk production.
The best way to ensure proper milk production is nursing as often as possible, maybe every 2 or 3 hours. To enhance the milk production, breastfeeding whenever your babies are hungry. If you work far away from home and pump your milk, try to pump every few hours and about 15 minutes long. Pumping from 2 breasts together can increase milk production, so you should try a double breasts pump. In the evenings, nursing on demand.
Empty your breast as much as possible after nursing to increase milk production. While breastfeeding, empty one breast before change to another. If you are pumping, pump some seconds more after your breast is empty. After breastfeeding, try to pump to ensure that your breasts are totally empty.
Diet and lifestyle
Drink much water to maintain milk production and prevent dehydrating. Drink water, juices and milk, but caffeine drink such as coffee. Have a balance diet with many vegetables and fruits, whole grains and lean proteins, with exercises a few times a week. Avoid smoking and other tobacco product. Certain types of birth control or other medications may interfere with breastfeeding, so talk to your doctor before use.
Drink much water to maintain milk production and prevent dehydrating.
Feeling stress may interfere milk production and the ability to breastfeed. Find some ways to relax before nursing, maybe a warm bath, reading or talking to your friends. Breasts massaging help you relax and stimulate milk supply as warm compresses. Reduce stress by finding some relaxing place for pumping or nursing.
Find some ways to relax before nursing, maybe a warm bath, reading or talking to your friends.
Avoid using supplements, or ask your doctor before use. The ingredients in natural teas or supplements such as fennel can harm your children.
Some mothers have difficulties in finding a proper latch-on while nursing. Try to find way to ease your worry and make your breastfeeding easier. Be sure that you have proper positions while breastfeeding. If problems are still exist, ask your doctor.