Experts recommended to give exclusive breastfeeding for a minimum of six months. However, as time goes by, it will be hard to maintain the milk supply due to factors affecting the decrease, some of these are stress, diet, smoking or even medication.
Here are the suggestions on how to increase your breastmilk supply.
- Ask for help. Household chores, groceries, not to mention work from home tasks are some of things that you need to tackle besides breastfeeding. If someone offers help, grab the opportunity! It may be your mom, or a relative, just remember that every time of relaxation can help you. Go take more naps or let others do the dishes for you.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! As the saying goes, make sure to drink 8 glasses of water a day and drink more if you are breastfeeding.
- Diet. Go for healthy food choices, this will support your milk production. Make sure to add 500 calories a day that you can get from vegetables, fruit and protein foods.
- Exercise. Get your blood flowing and release your endorphins. Easy stretches or yoga poses can help you relax, de-stress and in turn will give more milk productions.
- Massage. Release the oxytocin thru massage! Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that helps release breastmilk. You request your hubby to give you a relaxing massage!
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