Low­ fuss ways to increase your milk supply

We’d love to tell you that there’s a secret formula to producing lots of milk. The truth goes a little more like this.

Eat well

A quick Google will reveal that there are many foods you could try to improve your supply, but not all that much in the way of scientific proof. Instead, try setting your body up for milk­making success by fuelling it with regular and nutritious meals. Think veggies, proteins, healthy fats and carbohydrates. And don’t be afraid to ask for help if the thought of cooking anything seems like a far away dream!

Drink up

Being a mom is thirsty work and you’ll find you need to drink more water while breastfeeding than you might otherwise. There’s no need to force it down. Just drink to satisfy your thirst and make it easy on yourself by leaving a pitcher of water next to the place you’re most likely to nurse.

Nurse frequently

Every time your baby takes milk from your breast, it sets off a trigger in your body to begin creating more. Nursing frequently—particularly in the first few weeks—and encouraging your baby to drain one breast before offering another will encourage your body to naturally shift into milk­making mode


Please be aware that the information given in these articles is only intended as general advice and should in no way be taken as a substitute for professional medical advice. If you or your family or your child is suffering from symptoms or conditions which are severe or persistent or you need specific medical advice, please seek professional medical assistance. Philips AVENT cannot be held responsible for any damages that result from the use of the information provided on this website.

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