Breastfeeding 101: My Breast-Friend Boosters
If you are concern on your milk supply, This article is for you, but are you really having a low milk supply?
Since I am breastfeeding directly, I couldn’t see how much milk my baby is taking, I often think that my milk is very low, but my baby is gaining weight and well hydrated, So let me share to you how I am maintaining my milk supply and what are my “Milk Boosters” products but please don’t get me wrong, This article is NOT SPONSORED.
Mega-Malunggay V-pharma Capsule (950php/bx. of 100caps.)
Honestly, At first I took other brand, much cheaper compare to Mega-Malunggay but I need to take 3-5 capsule per day in order to produce 6-8 ounce per session. One day, one of my relative suggested me to try this brand, Price is a bit higher compare to other brand but I can guarantee that 1-2 capsule per day is enough, I could produce 8-12 ounce per session on a day it’s easier to swallow. You can buy this on your nearest mercury drugstore nationwide.
It is rich in iron and fiber that helps breastfeeding to produce more milk and reduce stress level. I always consume one full serving of bowl every morning. You can buy this on any grocery store nationwide.
Fresh Coconut Juice
It increases the amount of our fat content in breast milk that protects our infant from infections and viruses. Coconut is a natural antibiotic that could produce Lauric and Capric acid which is composition of fatty acid on human breast milk, not only help your milk production to boost but also to give you more nutrients on your breast milk. My milk is creamy and rich in fat content and my Baby girl is gaining weight every 2 weeks.
Mother Nurture 7 in 1 choco mix & coffee (140php./8sachet)
For a coffee & chocolate lover like me, you’ll be craving on it, especially to soothe you from a whole tiring day (Ofcourse, we’re not suppose to drink these breastfeeding moms! But this product is definitely our savior! *Insert angelic background sounds*). This mixes are special formulated for breastfeeding mother, naturally and it has low caffeine level. So, no more guilt for drinking chocolate and coffee drinks. I drink this every morning together with oatmeal or during afternoon with my snack. You can buy it at (http://mothernurtureph.com).
Honestly, there are so many lactation snacks out there, but mine is from Mommy Treats I bought it from the last ExpoMom2019 at Mommy Mundo held at The Glorietta 2. Since it was on sale, I grab the opportunity and bought 2 weeks supply of it. The taste is so good, I can attest the effect of this product. Right after taking their cookies or their brownies, my breast becomes heavy and tender and I produce 12 oz. of milk in just one session of pumping. I am satisfied on my output but not contented because of the yummy taste you will keep on buying and craving for it.
Number 1 factor of reducing your milk supply is stress, Stress produce bad cells. It will not affect your breast milk content but can affect your milk production and will lead to cranky baby. It’s hard to avoid it actually but one of the solution is to avoid overthinking every time and practice self meditation whenever you have time. Definitely works for me!
Unli – Latch everytime you can.
Stimulation will maintain your breast milk. A close friend of mine is a working mom and a breastfeeding mom as well, she manage to do pumping at work, transfer her output into refrigerator and breastfeed her baby directly right after she came home, unli-latch during her day-off and Holiday. To every working-breastfeeding mom, they are not only earning for their baby, but also manage their time properly to feed their baby. Kudos to all of you!
I breastfeeding directly, but I need some stock of stash on the refrigerator for emergency purposes. I hope this article can help every Breastfeeding mother, Breast milk is 1000 times more nutritious than formula milk BUT it will not measure us for being a mother on our child.
Let’s make it a HABIT!