How to Increase Milk Supply and Breastfeeding Let Downs

All new moms have questions and Loving Moments is here to help!

Q:  Can you tell me how to increase milk supply?  I’m not feeling a breastfeeding let down and I’m worried my milk supply is low.

BreastfeedingA:  Not feeling a breastfeeding let down is quite common and many new moms have this same concern!  Feeling a let down does not necessarily mean you have less than enough milk.  Some moms report no sensation while breastfeeding, and others get a tingly feeling as milk fills the breast.  That is what we call a let down.

The biggest factor in milk supply is your baby.  You want to make sure you hear swallowing and gulping while nursing, and your baby should seem content afterwards.  You can also determine how well your baby is nursing if you are changing plenty of wet and dirty diapers and he is gaining weight properly.  If you can confirm all of these things, you are having let downs than you may not feel.

The best advice I can give on how to increase milk supply is to breastfeed!  Do it often and on demand.  Your body adapts along with your baby.  You will sync up in no time!

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Amy Berry
Amy is a lactation consultant and proud momma of 7 (yep seven!) wonderful children all breastfed and a Loving Moments fan!