How Can I Get Breast Milk Supply Back Up?
- April 21, 2014
- by Melissa Lawrence
Hello dearies. Well, for those of us have nursed and wanted to keep nursing, there is nothing more upsetting and worrisome than feeling as if your supply of breast milk is going down. Meanwhile, in my experience, there can be normal ups and downs and even when you are experience a real DOWN– when you feel you have less milk than before — you can successfully bring that breast milk back. That’s the subject of this video, and I’m responding to Saima who has been dealing with cracked nipples and a 3 month old who has been off the breast for a bit. Now Saima wants that baby back on!
Strategies to Get Milk Supply Back
Saima, go for it! You would be so surprised by how many women have been through this and have successfully brought their supply back. In the video, I talk about strategies for increasing low milk supply. First, keep that baby on your breast. Second, I say, keep pumping. Some recommend pumping about an hour after a nursing session, but I recommend pumping right after a feeding, which allowed me to build milk up for the next nursing session. Drink water and try other natural remedies. Get as much rest as possible, and try to relax.
I was amazed to learn that women who had nursed before successfully relactated and nursed adopted children years after nursing for the first time. Other moms describe breast milk coming back in after it had dried up, apparently due to hormones. So anything is possible, hang in there, and stay positive.
Oh, and let us know how it’s going! Thanks for watching and writing in!