Here's how to increase milk supply when you are pumping.
3. Pump after nursing
Sometimes your breasts probably still feel full once the baby has stopped nursing. You can try pumping or expressing one or both breasts after each feed to make sure the breasts are fully empty. That signals your body to start producing more milk.
Over time, pumping after breastfeeding can cause an increase in the amount of milk you produce throughout the day.
4. Double pump
Another great way on how to increase milk supply is to double pump. To get maximum milk when pumping, you are able to pump both breasts at once. To make double pumping easier, you can use a pumping bra. These bras are specially made to hold the breast shield to keep your hands free.
You can mix double pumping with cluster pumping in case you wish to enhance your supply or store milk in the freezer for storage.
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5. Lactation cookies
Lactation cookies contain galactogogues (substances that help increase milk production). Common galactoges in lactation cookies include flaxseed, oats, and brewer's yeast.
6. Nursing Teas
Like lactation cookies, nursing teas contain galactoge to help increase milk supply. Some of the typical ingredients include blessed thistle, fenugreek, and fennel.
The dosage of galactogogue in nursing teas tends to be lower. Therefore, manufacturers generally recommend that you drink several cups per day. This is an easy option in case you like drinking tea!