5 ways to increase breastmilk production

Do you have fears that your breastmilk supply is too low and that your baby is not getting enough food? Watch this video to learn about 5 ways to increase breastmilk production.
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5 ways to increase breastmilk production

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The way to increase your milk production whenever a mom wants to make more milk, first of all, really a great idea is to take that baby for a couple of days, and I like to call it a babymoon, take the baby to bed, nurse frequently around the clock. Just stay in your pajamas for a day or two and nurse a lot. Nurse frequently, both sides, and drink lots of water, get lots of nutrition, take your prenatal vitamins. This should usually bring your milk production up quite significantly. If not, you can add some pumping. You can add galactagogues, which are herbal supplements to increase milk production. You can eat foods that are helpful to increase your milk which are brown rice, barley, oats. You can eat dark, leafy greens, iron-rich foods. These can help bring up your milk production.

Do you have fears that your breastmilk supply is too low and that your baby is not getting enough food? Watch this video to learn about 5 ways to increase breastmilk production.

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Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC

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Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, earned her AA degree in early childhood education and taught preschool for two years. She returned to college and received a bachelor's degree in Nursing. After completing school, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for ten years. During this time she got married and gave birth to a beautiful son who changed her life. Jennifer realized she did not want to return to the same long hours that would take her away from her family. When Jennifer was offered a part-time job as an RN at the progressive pediatric office of Dr. Jay Gordon and Linda Nussbaum in Santa Monica, she accepted it and has been there for 18 years.

Somewhere after birthing and nursing another wonderful son, Jennifer discovered a new passion and began helping other mothers with breastfeeding problems. She completed the extensive training to become a lactation consultant and for the last eight years has been the breastfeeding specialist in the pediatric office. Jennifer has the wonderful opportunity of following women from their pregnancy throughout their breastfeeding journey. She is able to intimately know the women and their stories. Most important, Jennifer learns with the women how best to draw out their own knowledge in creating a successful breastfeeding experience. Repeatedly she has found that helping a woman trust her own instincts builds the most confidence and leads to the most success.

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