How To Increase Breast Milk Production
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Breast milk comes on supply and demand and will automatically kick in once baby is born. As soon as possible, after birth, put the baby to your breast, and the more you suckle baby, the more milk you will produce. So because breast milk comes on supply and demand, the more the baby suckles, the more milk you will produce, but you can help this process by massaging your breasts in the early stages and this will help the supply to build up. Feeding baby when baby needs a feed every two hours, every three hours, whatever, it might be every hour and a half. This will increase the milk supply. Milk supply there are lots of hormones involved in the process but the main ones are prolactin and oxytocin. Prolactin rises after the onset of sleep so if you have a snooze in the daytime, your prolactin levels rises which will help with your milk supply. But it rises after the onset of sleep and is at its highest level in the middle of the night, so night feeds are really, really important for your supply. The more you feed your baby, the more supply you get. There are also some prescription medications which are known to increase the milk supply, however, this is not their main function. There are two anti-emetics but you need to speak to your GP or doctor to get a prescription for these. There are also some homeopathic remedies and medicinal herbs that will help with your milk supply. Again, you will need to see a qualified practitioner. And that is how you will increase breast milk production. Knowing when and how your body produces breast milk will not only greatly benefit the well-being of your baby, but also reduce the frustration of adequate breast milk production.