Breastfeeding is a breeze for some and a real struggle for others.
There are many reasons for this, most can be assisted naturally.
When there is an issue with milk supply I address the following possible causes with Mamma.
1. Firstly I always recommend is getting the babies mouth/ tongue assessed, to rule out tongue ties or oral issues causing bub to not latch or suckle correctly, as this can result in low out put of milk.
2. Secondly I address Mamma's nutritional intake, ensuring she is eating good amounts of all macros (carbs, fats, proteins) & micro's (vitamins & minerals etc). And also ensuring she is drinking lots of water & eliminating dehydrating drinks/foods such as caffeine & sugary foods.
As much as many "professionals" will say it doesn't matter what Mum eats in respect to milk production, I have seen time & time again, simple adjustments in the diet can really enhance milk supply & quality!
3. Thirdly I check with the mum about their breastfeeding environment. Are they sitting, connecting with bub when feeding, or are they on the phone or running around with other siblings? Our mind & body connection is such a strong one, and the simple act of taking time to sit and "enjoy" breastfeeding can trigger your body to produce milk. Now I know in some instances this can be hard, especially when you have other children that need you too. I found personally that the second time round with bub number 2, you definitely dont always get that "quiet" feeding time!
4. Fourthly I check mums over all health, stress, digestion, immune etc
5. After all the above factors are addressed in consult, then we look at herbal galactagogues, to boost milk supply & quality.
My favourite formula is Oriental Botanicals Breastfeeding Care. It has a beautiful blend of nourishing tonics to support milk supply!
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