How to boost your milk supply within 24 hours

How to Boost your Milk Supply within 24 hours

Phew! I’m so glad last week is gone and over with. It was ROUGH for Xander and me. Xander, because he was getting super frustrated and was hungry. For me, because I just wasn’t producing enough milk to keep him happy. It most likely was a growth spurt, or just a drop in my milk supply because he always clusters feed. Either way, I needed to find a solution FAST, because I wanted to give up so badly. But the thought of giving up brought me a lot of guilt (I’m no way against formula, as a matter of fact, Ethan was formula fed). I just had the easiest time with nursing Millie, so I felt like if I gave up with Xander, it would be like as if I didn’t try hard enough.

Well, I decided to reach out to you guys for some help. And the response was incredible. You ladies are the reason why we are having a better day today, and I cannot thank you enough for your support. So I’m sharing with all of you what suggestions I used that helped me bump up my milk supply within 24 hours and Now Xander (and me) are as happy as can be!

1. Water

I guess this is a no-brainer; I was drinking about 4-5 water bottles a day. So I bumped up my intake to 7 water bottles a day. I Indulged me in water; it felt great!

2. Skin to skin 

I honestly thought skin to skin was only for the newborn stage, but my friend Diana over at Mother Soul Shares Blog is a Lactation consultant and she reassured me that it would help my supply.

3. Pumping/ Nursing Often  

So I was told to nurse Xander on demand, and as soon as he fell asleep to pump. I did this for two days ALL. DAY. LONG. 

4. Lactation Cookies/Bars 

I have tried these Lactation oatmeal bars from boobie bars as well as a local bakery where I live made me a fresh batch of Lactation cookies! I mean who doesn’t love sweets? 

5. Essential Oils

Oils have played a huge role in our household the last year, and Basil, Fennel, and Wild Orange played a huge role in milk supply! 

If you’re interested in knowing more about how oils can benefit your everyday life, please contact  Lindsay directly at 1oilforlife@gmail.com

6. Fenugreek + Blessed Thistle Pills 

I got the brand Upspring Milk flow breastfeeding supplement and I took 2 capsules a day. 

7. Relax and Don’t Stress 

I guess it’s easier said than done. I wasn’t too stressed because I knew my milk supply would bump up eventually.

Have any of you ever struggled to boost your milk supply? I hope these tips help you! Please let me know your experience I would love to hear from you. Xo

 

January 5, 2017

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