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Tips and Tricks to increase breast milk

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One of the things that mothers who breastfeed their babies are often concerned with is their milk supply because they think they will not meet their baby’s food needs. Do you want to know how to increase breast milk?

Naturally, the body is ready to continue feeding the baby during the time it is in the womb, but also when it is born. After the baby is born, it takes about 72 hours for the milk to rise.

At that time, your baby will receive colostrum, which is enough to meet his needs. From those first 72 hours, look at how to make more breast milk.

15 Tips and Tricks on How to increase Breast Milk: One of the basic ways you should know how to make more breast milk is through stimulation. That is, you must stimulate the breast with the use of a breast pump or with the sucking of your baby.

If the baby is not breastfed very often, milk production decreases. In the first weeks, the baby should do about 8/10 feedings or more.

For this reason, it is not advisable that during the first weeks, you give your baby water or any other liquid to avoid anything interfering with breastfeeding. Nor should you give him a pacifier.

It is possible that you do have enough milk but your baby does not latch on well and therefore does not receive the amount of milk he needs. Feed your baby on demand, whenever he wants and for as long as he needs. In the head, we have a gland called the pituitary gland which, when the baby suckles, secretes the hormone prolactin and is responsible for the production of milk. When the baby is suckling, compress the breast to increase milk flow. When you breastfeed, after a few minutes, switch breasts and offer the other one. After a few minutes, switch back to the first chest to stimulate the oxytocin reflex. This is what is known as the alternation system and you should do it several times a day. There are some natural alternatives that are similar to estrogens and that promote milk production. The most recommended are sesame seeds.

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