How to boost your breast milk supply

How to boost your breast milk supply

Some moms worry their breast milk supply dips more than they (or their baby) would like — so what can they do? Breastfeeding experts — and share what works best.

It may not sound like it, but getting enough to drink may just be the magic solution you need. You need to make sure that you are indeed drinking a lot of water. Drinking 64 ounces (or more) of water per day is key. Always keep water on hand, and keep it refilled. You’ll reap more benefits too, such as improved skin and an overall sense of well-being.

Maintain a good diet
Your diet may be key to helping maintain a good breast milk supply. Avoid overdoing sweets and treats and eat plenty of fruits and veggies, high-quality protein, dairy and some grains. Some moms swear by oats to help improve supply. They are terrific for you no matter what, so don’t hesitate to grab some oatmeal when you’re hungry.

Consult with a professional
The internet is littered with recommendations to try herbal remedies, such as fenugreek for milk supply issues, but experts caution against rushing to try something new before meeting with a physician or lactation consultant.