There are many ways to boost milk supply naturally but none are quite as effective as this list of how to boost milk supply with home remedies. Supplements and foods to boost milk supply are almost immediately effective and all natural. These foods to eat and supplements to take to increase breastmilk supply fast were so effective I had to stop taking some!
How can I boost my milk supply naturally?
As a breastfeeding mother the question crosses all of our minds at one point or another. How can I boost milk supply with home remedies? I’ve got lots of tips, tricks, supplements, and treats that put my milk supply through the roof. There are lots of natural ways to boost your milk supply at home fast.
With my first child my milk supply was super low. I was young, and didn’t surf the web much at all. All of the books I read about motherhood, parenting, and children didn’t give very actionable advice on how to boost the supply.
I was also super thin and honestly didn’t lose the baby weight the healthiest way. Sure it was gone in four weeks, but I didn’t eat as much as I should have and being much older and smarter now looking back, I’m sure it would’ve fallen off virtually as quickly if I had eaten a lot more in those first few weeks.
The weeks post partum are a healing period for your body. It is a nutrition and growing rich stage for your newborn.
Once I lost the baby weight my weight just kept going down even though I increased my eating. But what I was eating, though nutrient rich, was calorie deficient to say the least.
My second child two years later I STILL lost the baby weight in six weeks, but I ate REALLY healthy. I didn’t go hungry at all, and I worked out more slowly. I used supplements and galactagogues to boost my milk supply through the roof.
Like ridiculously through the roof. Both of my babies loved breastfeeding and did it constantly. I supplied on demand and this time I STILL was suffering mild engorgement even while breastfeeding virtually around the clock and pumping a bit as well. So much so that I had to stop taking one of the supplements that for ME was boosting my supply too much!
Now, I know everyone’s body is totally different and will react to these tips differently, but I’m sure that if I give you a handful of wonderful helpful tips and tricks one or more is going to suit you perfectly.
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Galactagogue = an herb used to increase milk supply
Yes you can totally have too much breastmilk too. With my first child I never had a clogged duct. Have you ever had one? Oh my goodness they are terrible! Especially the first time I had one was so painful and lasted so long. By my fourth I was much more able to deal with it and nip it in the bud by the second day. Hmmm… another post idea if you ladies would like?
So how can you naturally boost your supply with home remedies?
My first and BEST advice for me was supplements and teas!
Fenugreek is the most well known galactagogue. This herb is known to boost milk production promote milk ejection + let down, improve beat health and support babies digestion. I’ve had carrion results with it myself but I know ltss of moms who swear by it! It’s great to take in vegetarian capsules and very pretty that way as well as in tea form. Almost every tea that boosts milk production also contains fenugreek!
I am an enormous fan of traditional medicinals and love their teas! (I literally drink their Smooth Move Detox Tea every single day. If you just gave birth Mother’s Milk Tea is perfect to move things along naturally. Read more about it in my Delicious Detox Drinks.) Their mother’s milk tea is loaded with fenugreek, that gives you a healthy boost in supply and tastes very nice. Fenugreek tastes really similar to maple syrup and the tea tastes like black licorice with maple. This is amazing to always have on hand for the few months after giving birth when it’s essential to build up your supply.
This was my absolute secret weapon for boosting my milk supply this time that you almost NEVER hear of! Garlic is a huge galactagogue! It is great to incorporate into your food as well to boost you milk supply but that doesn’t compare to taking a daily supplement. This was the one trick that for me sent my milk supply through the roof! It also happens to be really affordable and don’t worry, it’s an oderless garlic supplement variety! (Whew!)
Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Milkmaid Tea is another very high quality way to boost your milk supply with home remedies. It’s main ingredient is fennel, which fortunately I adore the taste of. (Think black licorice. You either love it or hate it, there is no in between!) This tea gave a great boost when you are sure to drink it twice a day. It’s definitely worth giving a try!
Does anyone else get a major sweet tooth when breastfeeding A LOT? I know I’m not alone and these Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies really hit the spot and do give a bit of boost to your milk supply. Oatmeal and flax are wonderful natural galactagogues and are the main ingredientS in this milk boosting mix. The cookies actually taste really good and are so easy to make! I know I didn’t have to time to bake any milk boosting cookies from scratch as a new mom and these were the perfect solution! They even come in Oatmeal Raisin!
If you would love to make super effective lactation cookies from scratch that are the most healthy, delicious, and satisfying recipe you’ll find I’ve got that for you too! These milk boosting cookies are sugar and butter free and loaded with galactagogues.
Omega 3 fatty acids are a lesser known natural milk supply boosters. They definitely worked for me. Breast milk is mainly made up of healthy fats so it makes sense that taking a supplement of fish oil would help to boost your supply. Adding lots of fish and coconut oil into your diet can also help. My consumption of fish want enough so I decided to take an Omega 3 Fish Oil Supplement, which is so great for so many things in your body that you really ought to be taking them anyways.
I know these tips will help you to boost your milk supply overnight! It can be really stressful and exhausting when your not producing enough milk and with these ways to boost your milk supply with home remedies you’ll have one less thing to worry about.
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