So all the breastfeeding/pump to bottle Moms know that at some point in your journey, you will need to boost supply a bit. I have a few tricks I have discovered that have seriously worked for me! That said, everyone is different and what works for this Momma Bear might not work for you, but these are my tricks to increase supply fast I found are worth trying!
Tips to increase your supply fast.
Drink LOTS of water – like an aggressive amount of water. The amount of water needed to make an adequate about of breastmilk is seriously insane. I try to drink at least 8 glasses a day. But, it is usually more like 10 to get enough supply for the baby. I am always thirsty since I started breastfeeding, I have come to understand that is pretty normal with breastfeeding Mommas.
Boobie Bites – I have tweaked a sort of no-bake protein ball to work for me. I don’t like coconut and most of these things have coconut in them so insert this Momma Bear getting creative. Combine all these ingredients and roll them into a ball. Put them in the fridge and grab when you need!
1 cup of old-fashioned oatmeal
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup ground flaxseed
1/3 cup of honey
1/2 tablespoon Brewer’s Yeast
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
Protein Pancakes with Brewers Yeast – Pancakes are a big deal in my family. While Papa Bear is not a huge fan of them, everyone else in my family is obsessed. I love Kodiak Cakes because they are filled with good digestible protein. We put dark chocolate chips in them just because they make me happy. Sometimes Momma just needs to do something for Momma. I discovered if I put flaxseed and brewers yeast in the mix almost immediately that I have more liquid gold.
Advocare Rehydrate. This stuff is chalked full of goodness and helps me stay hydrated while giving me a break from just water. I try to drink one a day which has really helped get my supply to to what Baby Bear needs.
Pump Extra. I hate this one, I am one of those people who hate to pump. I have tried all the tricks in the book and it still hurts me every time. However, this is a great way to boost your supply when needed. My Baby Bear eats five times a day and I throw in one extra pump to try and keep u.
Eat Enough Of the Good Stuff. It’s important to make sure you eat enough when you are breastfeeding. It is natural to want to diet to try and get your body back, but don’t when you are breastfeeding. Make sure you are eating enough calories but not of just junk food. Try and eat lots of fruits and veggies. I grab boobie bites, cheese sticks, and apple slices for one of my many snacks in a day. I used to do the eating six times a day of small meals with a balance of food types. Now I am closer to 8 or 10 times a day of eating. If I cut out these meals I don’t make enough and find myself reaching for empty cards or just junk food. We know well balanced diets are good for us so what you take in, you give to your baby! Eat a proper well balanced diet and your baby will get all that good stuff as well.
Oatmeal for Breakfast. It’s important to eat breakfast quickly in the morning to help boost your supply. I like to do steal coat oatmeal in my Instapot because I can turn it on and walk away. When it is done I can doctor it up with some extra PB2 and dark chocolate chips. Papa Bear likes to add blueberries and honey to his breakfast oatmeal. This is a perfect means because everyone can make it how they like.
Tell me, what are the tips you have found that increasing your supply fast when needed.