Above is my EBM stock for Widad inside my fridge. (some I did stored my MIL’s fridge – thanks Mama for letting and support me). Approximately I manage to get 21oz if I pump thrice time a day and it’s more than enough for Widad consumption for time being. However, there is still a fear in my heart that one day, Widad will drink more than what I had now and I need to top up with formula milk. That the most scariest for my breastfeeding journey. I don’t want to give Widad formula milk just like her brother as early as 2months old.
I need to look for something that can incerease my milk supply before I started crying or stress due to low milk supply. According to Kellymom.com, there are few factors that lead to low milk supply are nipple confusion, pacifier, scheduled feeding, sleeping baby, etc.
For my case, sometimes, nipple confusion happen to Widad after she was 8 hours at nursery and she refuse my nipple. Pacifier is also my closest enemy. Its is a must item to buy in baby’s item list – my fault. However, I managed to reduce the pacifier time Widad with me. Scheduled feeding ???? I think sometimes its yes and no. Its because Widad is a sleepy baby. She tend to sleep straight 5 hour at night and my breast started engorged. So I wake she up for feeding time.
” Widad, mummy’s nipple is softer than your Medela teat. Its original and not plastic “
“Sorry Widad, whenever you hang on my breast, I cant do anything else. Even you already sleep, you still want to hang on mummy soft breast. Daddy and Amirul hungry, I need to cook something for them. Thus this pacifier is not exactly like mummy’s but for time being, its ok. Sorry Widad”
“Widad, mummy knew that you are sleepy, but the boobies start to engorge and its really pain.. please..please please drink”
To increase the milk supply there are few ways you can do; including taking supplement/milk booster, increase nursing, new breastfeeding practices such as no pacifier, increase nursing frequency, etc.
Like my sis-in-law said ” Breastfeeding you child is like toilet pump, once you press the pedal, the water will flush out. Once the tank is empty they will immediately refill the water. Same goes to our breast system. Once the breast is empty, they will refill with new milk. “
So no worry or no such thing like no milk provided that you have regular breastfeeding frequency. Unless there is blockage is happened then you should check .
Among the foods and drinks that recomemded are :
- Oatmeal – Every morning I’ve take 2 spoon of oat together with my Herbalife shake and 1 spoon of dates juice.
- Alfafa – I’ve take 3 tablets of Shaklee Alfafa since confinement time
- Dates – Its really work with me. Superb fast result
- Carrot – contain Vit C
- Soy – High in protein
Here is articles related to how to increase milk supply via Kellymom.com
Note : Please share with me , if there any foods or drinks that can increase or thickening my EBM