Low supply. Of all the fears that new moms face with their babies, this one has to be in the top 5: what if I can’t produce enough breastmilk to feed my baby? Which is just a cover for another fear: am I starving my baby??
How do you figure out if your little one is getting adequate nutrition from nursing when you can’t see how much milk they’re actually able to acquire in a feeding? Should you just start taking supplements to boost your milk production, you know, just in case?
Before you jump into supplements, there are actually a few steps that you can take to help determine if your baby is getting what she/he needs from nursing. Motherlove, long-time sponsor of TLB, has a couple of resources to share with you:
1. “Help, my milk supply is low! Or is it?” is a relational resource on TLB sponsored by Motherlove that explores the reasons why mothers think their supply might be low, provides an easy way to gauge if your supply is actually low, and lists a few resources to check out if you have determined that you do indeed have low supply.
- “I’ve got milk supply problems, now what?” provides a list of steps to take before starting to take supplements to boost your supply. It also describes the many different options that Motherlove has developed once you’ve determined that supplements are what you need. All of them are made with certified organic herbs, making them safe for you and your little one.
Motherlove is offering a bottle of Motherlove milk supply supplements of your choice to 3 lucky Leakies!
Good luck to everyone! Please use the widget below to be entered. The giveaway is open from February 2, 2015 through February 9, 2015. A big thanks to Motherlove for their support of TLB and all breastfeeding women; please be sure to visit their Facebook page or follow them on twitter and thank them for their support of TLB and this giveaway opportunity.
This giveaway is restricted to U.S. entries only.