milk supply

Top Ten Lactogenic Foods: Foods that improve your milk supply

If you are a breastfeeding mom, you may be wondering if there are any foods that can improve your milk supply. Foods with lactation-promoting properties are called lactogenic foods or galactagogues. Adding lactogenic foods to your diet, along with frequent nursing or pumping can give your milk supply a boost. Here are the best supply-boosting foods for breastfeeding moms.

How to Increase Your Milk Supply: 35 Ways to Boost Your Milk Supply

In order to understand how to increase your milk supply it is important to understand how the process of milk production works.  You may have heard that breast milk supply is based on supply and demand, but milk production isn’t initially based on supply and demand.  After you give birth, hormones in your body tell your breasts to start making milk.  During this time pe » Read more

Help! My Milk Hasn't Come In Yet

You’re three days post-partum, your days and nights are mixed up, and your formerly predictable world is completely turned upside down. And on top of everything, your milk hasn’t come in yet. What can you do to hold yourself together and make sure your baby is getting the nutrition he needs? » Read more

One of the Five Percent Coping with Low Milk Supply

With tears in my eyes, I reluctantly gave my son his first bottle of formula. I sat there asking myself why I was crying. It wasn't guilt. I knew I had nothing to feel guilty about. My child was losing weight and my doctor and my lactation consultant both said it was necessary to supplement. It wasn't what other people thought. I was never one to care about what others thought. » Read more