Lactogenesis I: How to Increase Milk Supply?
In order to produce enough milk for your baby, you need to have adequate amounts of both the nutrients (nutrients are substances which affect growth and development) and hormones necessary for producing milk. There are many factors that influence these two aspects of lactation. Some of them are environmental, some of them are genetic, and some of them are hormonal. All these factors play a role in determining whether or not you will get enough milk during pregnancy.
The first thing to consider is what kind of diet you eat while pregnant. If you’re eating a high fat diet, then it’s going to make it harder for your body to produce sufficient amounts of milk for your baby.
You might want to change your diet before trying to boost your own supply!
Another factor to take into consideration is if you’re breastfeeding. A mother who is nursing her baby at the time she wants to increase her milk supply may experience some problems with getting enough milk from her nipples.
If this happens, then you’ll probably need to supplement your own supply through formula supplementation. This is something that needs to be discussed with your doctor before attempting.
Lactogenesis II: Foods That Promote Milk Production?
Once you have considered the above factors, then you may be ready to support your body’s natural milk production process. There are a variety of nutrients that are necessary for milk production, and some of them can be acquired through diet while others (such as Omega-3 fatty acids) must be taken in through supplements.
One nutrient that is known to increase milk supply is the Vitamin B Complex. This group of vitamins, namely B6, B12, and B1, can be acquired through diet (or through supplementation).
However, you may need to increase your intake of other nutrients in order to support the process of milk production.
There are also a number of foods that are naturally high in carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are known to increase milk supply.
Some of the best sources of carbohydrates are pasta, breads, and even fruit! However, when you increase your intake of these foods, make sure that you also increase your intake of other nutrients (as described above).
Lactogenesis III: Foods To Increase Milk Supply While Pumping?
If you are someone who must pump in order to feed your baby, then this step is especially important for you. While pumping, it’s important that you pump both regularly and effectively in order to increase your milk supply. In order to do this, there are a few steps that you should follow:
First of all, you need to have good pumping equipment. This means a good electric pump and an effective way of collecting the milk (either through bottles or by using tubing).
You’re also going to want an electric outlet; hand-held pumps don’t produce large enough quantities of milk for most mothers.
Sources & references used in this article:
The First Forty Days: The Essential Art of Nourishing the New Mother by H Ou, A Greeven, M Belger – 2016 – books.google.com
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Witchy Mama: Magickal Traditions, Motherly Insights & Sacred Knowledge by M Marquis, EA Francis – 2016 – books.google.com