Supplements To Take To Increase Milk Supply When Nursing
Nursing/Breastfeeding my babies was one of the best decisions I have made.
I remember hearing the horror stories about nursing and breastfeeding and how hard it was, but I wanted to do it anyways because I knew how beneficial it was for the baby.
I will never forget being in the hospital after just delivering my first baby (Nicholas), and a breastfeeding nurse came in the room to make sure the baby was latching on right and to just give me a little education on it.
She said one thing that forever changed me.
She said “do whatever you can to continue to nurse your baby, one drop of formula will completely change the gut of your baby”.
Then she said “nursing also decreases your chances of breast cancer”.
I was sold.
Benefits of Nursing/Breastfeeding
- Reduces mommy’s chances of breast cancer.
- Good for the baby’s gut.
- Immunity for the baby.
- Protects baby from many diseases.
- Protects child from obesity.
- May lower risk of SIDS
- Reduces stress in mom and risk of postpartum depression
- Boosts childs’ intelligence.
- Protects baby from developing allergies.
- Helps mom lose weight faster and flatten the belly.
I mean, I was planning on nursing anyways but after she said that I was determined to nurse my baby until it was time for real milk.
And I did it!
Was it easy?
My second baby was much easier to nurse and pump but my first was really hard.
But worth it!
I didn’t produce a ton of milk, so pumping was really hard. I remember pumping like 7-8 times a day for like 45 minutes each time and I would get like an ounce at a time.
It was so discouraging but I did it.
I fought through it using a ton of things to help me.
I wrote a really great post on HOW TO INCREASE MILK SUPPLY and NURSING TIPS, click here to see it.
But before I give you the supplements that helped so much, I want to clarify that the best thing you can do is drink a lot of water and follow a healthy nutrition plan in order to have a healthy, fit and enjoyable pregnancy.
And that everything you do now during pregnancy will affect everything after, if you need some guidance with what and how to eat, the MMF Pregnancy Nutrition & Diet Plan will help you tons.
I took a few supplements to help me with increasing milk supply and they were great.
Supplements To Increase Milk Supply
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These supplements helped me tremendously. As well as drinking tons and tons and tons of water, sleeping as much as I could, eating healthy and exercising.
Eating healthy makes a huge difference.
I nursed my son for 1 year.
I cried terribly when he didn’t want it anymore.
It was hard but it was just the yummiest, most precious experience and just the best best best bonding time.
My daughter and second pregnancy I had an easier time nursing and pumping. I produced so much more milk.
I also took all those supplements while nursing her.
I think the reason it was better was because I was more calm since I was more experienced and had already nursed for a year.
I also didn’t start nursing until a month after baby was born so I let her nurse as much as possible to increase supply before I started pumping.
With my son I was so stressed about producing enough milk that I started pumping from the first week.
But I was still lucky enough to be able to nurse him for a whole year and never had to give him formula. woohoo.
I hope you can do it too!
Its so beneficial for both of you.
You know one more thing I hope that you can do too?
I did, both pregnancies.
I did my Fit Mom-To-Be Workouts and I only gained 20 lbs in each pregnancy. And I felt amazing and had great labors. I also was able to lose all my baby weight in just weeks and actually….. get in the best shape of my life (even with abs that I never had before). And I really attribute it to eating healthy and exercising during my pregnancies.
There are so many benefits to exercise during pregnancy that you would be silly not to.
So you have to exercise when you’re pregnant and nurse after LOL.
Then you will be A-oK!
No, seriously, you will and the chances for you ending up with postpartum depression will be way less.
Check this out….
I hope to see you inside the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program.
If you start my pregnancy workout program, I will see you inside the program.
I have lots of tips for you and I can’t wait for you to see all the videos of the exercises.
Send me YOUR BUMP PICTURES, would be great to compare with after you have your baby….
So you can see how fabulous you will look.
I would also love to feature you and your beautiful bump.
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Click here to start the Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program so you can have a really good, safe and effective pregnancy workout plan that you can do for the rest of your pregnancy.
If you are struggling with what to eat and different options that are SAFE for the baby and won’t make you GAIN WEIGHT, you will totally enjoy and get great use of the MMF Pregnancy Diet Plan.
- Full Meal Plan for entire pregnancy (know exactly what nutrients you and baby need).
- Increase energy & decrease fatigue with the best food combinations.
- Easy Kid-Friendly Recipes that will save you time in the kitchen.
- Helps reduce cravings so you eat healthier and gain less weight.
- Yummy and comforting meals so you can still enjoy eating.
It’s not too late to SLOW DOWN & LESSEN your Pregnancy Weight Gain.
If you exercise, you will see a huge change.
Less weight gain, not as fast and you will feel tighter, more fit, more energetic and less fatigue.
If you don’t want to spend 6-24 months postpartum losing your “BABY WEIGHT”, invest a little time, energy and possibly resources into your health and fitness this pregnancy. It will be so worth it when you are back at your pre-pregnancy weight in less than 3 months and feeling like yourself again.
If you need guidance, support and a safe exercise plan, you will love my Fit Mom-To-Be Workout Program (tested by TENS OF THOUSANDS of pregnant women).
And you can do it for your entire pregnancy (its not just a 12 week program).
Here is what you can expect:
- Less Weight Gain
- Less Stretch Marks and Cellulite
- Faster Labor & Delivery
- Faster Postpartum Weight Loss
- More Energy
- Less Aches & Pains
- Less Chances of Gestational Diabetes
- Better Sleep
What You Get:
- Monthly workouts that change every 4 weeks (which delivers the best results).
- No gym is required (2 versions available: home and gym).
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