Increase Breast Milk: Tips & Natural Home Remedies

 

Breast milk is the most important and only nutrition that a mother gives to her baby for 6 months and more. Breast milk nurtures babies and saves them from many diseases. Breast milk gives the required nutrition to the baby. Globally around 10 to 15 per cent of mothers experience less production of breast milk. Due to the lack of production of breast milk in the body, approximately every third mother in the world feeds animal milk along with breast milk to their newborn babies. Everyone should know that for six months the baby should get only breast milk. Breast milk or mother’s milk helps the child to grow, breast milk increases the IQ of the child and builds a strong immune system to prevent the child from diseases. Breast milk decides the fate of the living and health of the baby, a properly nurtured baby becomes physically and mentally strong. 

 

What causes a low milk supply during breastfeeding?

Many reasons cause low milk supply during breastfeeding, major causes of low breast milk are cited below-

  • Premature birth of baby
  • Breast related issues 
  • Obese mother
  • High blood pressure to mother
  • Diabetes issues to mother
  • Inactive breastfeeding 
  • Medications of other diseases
  • Consumption of alcohol 
  • Smoking habit
  • Depression issues
  • Emotional issues 

 

What are the complications of low milk supply during breastfeeding?

There are many complications of low milk supply during breastfeeding, common complications of them are mentioned below- 

  • Malnourished baby 
  • The baby does not thrive
  • Diseases can easily affect babies 
  • Baby’s immune system becomes weak
  • Baby IQ remains weak
  • Dehydration can occur to the baby
  • Baby could suffer from jaundice
  • Baby remains hungry 

 

Dos and don’ts to increase breast milk

Follow the tips mentioned below to increase the breast milk and lower the low milk supply-

  • Breastfeed the baby minimum of 12 times a day 
  • Pump your breast while breastfeeding the baby
  • Breastfeed your baby equally from both breasts
  • Massage your breast
  • Do not skip breastfeeding
  • Take medications in a proper way
  • Do not consume unhealthy food
  • Avoid the consumption of alcohol
  • Quit smoking
  • Consume healthy food