low milk supply
Breastfeeding is always something I knew I would do, there was no question about it. After a very difficult labor and delivery, I felt so blessed to be able to breastfeed. It felt like the one thing I had left. Though, like many other breastfeeding mothers, my journey has not been without struggle.
After a few weeks, and slow weight gain for my son, he was diagnosed with a very small tongue tie by my lactation consultant which had resulted in low milk supply for me. My son was not very efficient at the breast and easily lost energy. After a lot of hard work with exercises and help during nursing, he slowly regained strength and was able to nurse much more efficiently. But, my supply was left damaged. (more…)
When a breastfeeding mom isn’t making enough milk on her own, she has to consider some sort of supplementation for her little one. If you have low milk supply, what options are available and what are the pros and cons of each? Which options did our panelists choose and why? And what additional resources are available to help you make an informed decision? (more…)
When a mother experiences a chronic low milk supply with one of her babies, she may wonder what she could do the next time around to have a greater milk supply. What are some possible causes of low milk supply? What are some recommended ways to increase supply? And how do you handle the constant worry and possibility of not being able to provide enough milk for your little one? (more…)
Choosing to have breast reduction surgery prior to having children may increase the amount of challenges you face when it’s time to breastfeed. How can you minimize these risks? What additional steps can you take to increase your milk supply? And how do you deal with the guilt? (more…)
Milkin’ Cookies are delicious lactation cookies that help boost breast milk supply. Created by physician moms, Milkin’ Cookies contain no herbs, medications or preservatives. Made in small batches with all-natural ingredients, each cookie is individually packaged to maintain freshness (and also to help with portion control.) Cookies are shipped all across the US. Cookies are currently available in Oatmeal Chocolate Chip & Cranberry Almond Oatmeal flavors. They also have a dairy-free cookie available! (more…)