As a first time mom, I wanted to breastfeed my child. I felt it was my responsibility to provide food to my child and ensure that he gets the required nutrition. I must say that I was stressed but I was also motivated.
- As 80% of the breast milk is water so you must drink at least 4 litres of water. The best way to make sure that you stay hydrated is by carrying a bottle with you wherever you go. A bottle in hand will be a constant reminder that you need to drink water and you will see the results immediately.
- Milk supply works as per the demand and supply ratio. The more the baby will suck, the more you will produce. But over here there is a catch. In my case, the production was more but my baby consumed less; hence, the supply dropped. Being a new mom, I wasn’t aware of this but then I visited a lactation consultant, and she helped me a lot. She told me what I should do to increase my breast milk supply. She introduced me to a breast pump which not only increases the breast milk production but it also helps store the breast milk, which can be used later. Initially, I was told to pump 6 times (every 3-4 hours) daily to increase the supply. Once the supply increased I gradually reduced it.
I hope these tips will work for you just like they did for me.
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