Breastfeeding is simply the best thing you can do for your baby to get him started in life! But what do you do when you have trouble producing enough breastmilk?
First, make sure that you are actually making enough milk and visit your doctor. After that, focus on things that you can do to increase your breastmilk supply. In this article, I’ll discuss yummy recipes for mommy that will help increase your breastmilk supply for breastfeeding success with your new baby!
Is Baby Getting Enough Breastmilk?
With my first baby, I was obsessed with the thought that she was not getting enough breastmilk. She was a super fussy baby and basically only wanted one thing out of life- my boobs. Being a fist time mom, I had no idea that she was not really hungry every time she wanted to breastfeed- she often only wanted comfort.
Fortunately, I had a wonderful home health nurse that slapped me out of my postpartum, new mom, my-new-baby-is-starving state of anxiety. She assured me that my baby was gaining weight beautifully, peeing, and pooping beautifully, and looked healthy overall.
Check out this article from La Leche League to find out if your baby is probably getting enough breast milk.
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Yummy Recipes For Breastfeeding Success and Increased Milk Production
1. Water For Increasing Breast Milk Supply!
While admittedly this is not a recipe, drinking enough water is super important to increasing your milk supply and breastfeeding success in general.
Also, water does not have to be boring! You can easily flavor up your water with things you probably already have around the house- check out some cool water recipes from The Food Network themselves!
The number one way I have found to make sure I drink enough water every day is to keep a couple super cute and Awesome Water Bottles bottles near me all the time.
This works, trust me. In fact, I have so many water bottles that my husband has started to mention that I might have a problem. In fact, this bottle may be my next purchase 😉
Related reading: Super Simple Ways to Trick Yourself into Drinking More Water
2. Whole Grain Recipes For Increasing Breast Milk Supply!
Whole grains seem to boost breast milk supply in some women, and there are lot of them out there. Try some of these yummy recipes:
Multiple other whole grain recipes from Old Ways Whole Grains Council.
3. Protein Recipes For Increasing Breast Milk Supply
Protein is super important for your body to have in order to make breast milk. So for some of the smoothie recipes, you’ll need a healthy protein powder made for lactation. Here are some yummy recipes that have a high amount of protein to help increase your breast milk supply:
4. Herbs For Increasing Breast Milk Supply
Some of the best ways to increase your breast milk production is to make natural herbs a part of your diet. Fenugreek is at the top of the list of lactation inducing herbs. You can try:
Let me know what other things you have used to have helped you to increase your milk supply while breastfeeding, and check out other related articles below!