The best way I know to boost your milk supply is to go to bed with your baby. I know, I know – almost every woman I know will say – I Can’t DO that! I have other children, laundry, cooking, cleaning, work, things to do!! But it’s not really the things to DO – it’s that most women have NEVER and I mean NEVER just spent time relaxing and focusing on one thing. Now the funny part of this is, is that the one thing that needs focusing on, is keeping another human alive, but still – it seems like that just isn’t enough!
So it is up to us, as women, to take this whole concept of breastfeeding up a notch. We are keeping another human alive with our breast milk. This requires:
- tucking into bed with your baby skin to skin
- good food
- support and a feeling of safety
- a mind that believes what you are spending time doing is THE most important thing.
Yes, you can pull off nursing while doing a million other things but why? Will this time come around again? Will it really matter if there is a small window of time in which your house is not the cleanest and you aren’t on top of your email?
Get the whole family into the quiet, postpartum welcome for this babe – teach your children how to experience this transition gently and softly.
If and when you have honestly gone to bed for three weeks, you have rested, chilled out, drank a ton of water, eaten all the offerings of everyone you know, accepted support and allowed yourself to indulge in nursing to its fullest – IF then you still feel like you need help boosting your supply – consult with me. There are many homeopathic remedies to encourage your body and your mind towards this possibility. But try the bed first.
For more information on milk supply, mastitis, interrupted breastfeeding or any issues on keeping babies alive and thriving! please visit my website – http://www.pipermartin.com