As a nursing mom, one of my main worries is whether I’m producing enough milk for my little one. I’ve found that my nursing experience has been so different with each child. With Aiden, I suffered from oversupply, a super slow, nursing obsessed baby and latch issues. With Brielle, she’s a quick and efficient nurser and I’ve had issues with having a high enough supply at times. I’ve been desperately trying to be able to pump enough milk so that I can be away for more than 2-3 hours and haven’t had much success. I think that with Aiden, I was a bit more proactive about taking care of myself and being sure that I was eating and drinking enough to keep my supply up. Life’s much crazier with two around and often I’ve found that it’s been hours since I’ve ate or drank anything. I’ve had to be much more self aware this time around to remember to take care of myself along with the kids.
Lately I’ve been working hard on increasing my breast milk supply. The following tips have been a huge help with increasing my supply!
I’ve found that filling a large pitcher daily and making it my goal to drink the entire jug, has helped tremendously. I’m active and walk/run with the kids in the stroller most days, it’s extremely hot this summer, and being busy with a toddler and baby made me not always reach for liquids when needed. I’ve been making sure to keep glasses near the areas in which I am usually sitting to nurse so I can easily grab a drink when needed. Aim for drinking an 8 ounce glass of water each time you nurse.