Can We Help You Increase Your Breastmilk Supply? Yes, We Can!
For the next week and a half, we at Got Breast Pump.com will elaborate on each of the 10 Ways to Increase Breast Milk Supply. Number one, water, is the easiest to fix and most common reason mothers have for low milk production.
Water – always make sure to get plenty of water during your breastfeeding or breast pumping experience. If you need a way to increase breast milk supply, you will be surprised just how quickly your supply will increase when you getting plenty of water in your system. The Mayo Clinic recommends that lactating women consume 3.1 liters (about 13 cups) of fluids a day.
A busy, exhausted new mother can easily forget to drink ample fluids to keep her breast milk supply up. Usually the first indicator is when breast milk supply gets low.
Not only do you need to drink enough for yourself, but the amount your baby consumes in breast milk. Other seasonal considerations impact your water intake as well. In the summer it is easy to dehydrate due to high temperatures. In the winter, dry air steals fluids from your body.
Thirteen cups of water sounds like a lot of liquid. But if you think about it, it is not only achievable, but you do it most days. Most water glasses hold 12 ounces. You only need to drink 8 and 1/2 water glasses of liquid each day.
By drinking juices, herbal teas, milk and water, you can easily consume enough fluids to increase and maintain your milk supply.
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