Tips to Prolong Breastmilk Supply
|Macoki at 1 month|
So now at 19 months, I'm still breastfeeding my little girl. Read more about it here. Now let me share with some tips on how to prolong your breastmilk.
F L U I D S
Drink lots of water! Yes, it helps. And if you can, eat more soup than of fried food. I tell you, when my in-laws found out that what I wanted was to breastfeed my little girl, our ulam almost everyday is tinola! Ako na yung nagsasawa eh. Haha! But don't just limit your ulam with just tinola okay! Hahaha! Remember we have sinigang, nilaga, and the like.
M A L U N G G A Y
Speaking of tinola, you must have malunggay with it! I mean yes. Malunggay, malunggay, malunggay! When we actually cook tinola here we rarely use malunggay, but because I'm breastfeeding, we gotta have it!
L A T C H
Just let your baby latch. On the earlier days of my breastfeeding, I actually thought I don't have much milk, but don't think that way because you do, and just let your baby latch. It helps! It's like demand and supply. The more your baby demands, the more your supply will be.
T H I N K P O S I T I V E
Just think positive. Think that you have enough or better is that you have abundant of milk! Mind over matter as what they say. Always think that you have abundance supply of the liquid gold because you do!
R E S T
Have enough sleep/rest. Do not exhaust yourself too much because your body is actually working for your little one's milk and I tell you even when you're just laying or sitting while feeding your little one, it still is tiring! After your little one latched, you will be hungggrrryyy! It feels like you ran a track race.
Happy breastfeeding! ;)