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Help Breastfeeding !!

With my first I could breastfeed because my son wouldn't latch and I didnt produce enough to fill him up so I made the decision to formula feed him I'm now pregnant with my second and really want to breastfeed how if I can make more milk
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There are teas you can drink -I know others on this site have mentioned them.  Ladies have talked about eating oatmeal...  For me staying hydrated was huge! best of luck!  Fenugreek is another thought - it is an herb ladies have used and had success with.
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Breastfeeding on demand and doing skin to skin is the best way to start. You can make location cookies or smoothies.and with your dr's OK you can try mothers milk tea you can get it at any grocery store
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Before starting, make sure both of you should be comfortable. You can take help of a feeding pillow or just a regular pillow for support. Feeding time should be pleasurable and relaxed so that both of you can take its immense benefits.
Many mothers have a fear that they’ll run out of breastmilk. You supply what your baby needs, breastmilk is produced according to the demand. The more your baby feeds, the more milk you will produce. The breasts are stimulated to produce milk by the baby’s sucking.

Giving a Breastfeed can be summarized in 3 simple steps:

The Rooting Reflex – Bring your baby’s cheek near to the breast gently. Infants can see 8 – 10 inches. Baby will turn towards your breast immediately with an open – mouth.

Latching – You must have heard that once a good latching is done, everything else will follow nicely. Baby should take the nipple and a good proportion of areola into his mouth. Once he sucks and squeezes the tongue on to the hard palate, the milk is drawn by this combination of sucking and squeezing.

Releasing the Nipple – Once you feel, the baby has taken the feed, you need to break the suction by slipping your little finger into the corner of the baby’s mouth. Instead of being dragged out, your breast will slip out easily.

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