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Breastfeeding and Milk Supply Tips

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Your milk is best for your baby. Get tips on boosting your milk supply naturally and how to make breastfeeding simple and enjoyable for both of you.

Breastmilk is the gold standard of infant feeding and has big benefits for you, Mama!

  • Perfect nutrition for your baby
  • Builds a great bond between you and baby
  • Ideal oral development
  • Naturally comfort baby
  • Lose “baby weight”
  • Protection against breast cancer
  • “Feel good” hormones for both of you

Though breastfeeding has these benefits (and more), and it's completely natural it doesn't always feel natural. It's not automatic for many moms – believe me, having questions and concerns is normal.

Reading books on breastfeeding can help, as can watching video clips. As you read and watch, know that new research into the field of lactation (breastfeeding) shows that advice about rigid, upright positions could contribute to breastfeeding problems.

What does that mean to you? It means that a more “relaxed” style of breastfeeding can help your baby latch on better and take in more milk. It's also more comfortable for you! Explore different positions and options and use what works for you and your baby.

Many moms are concerned about low milk supply. It seems almost epidemic in modern society. You can do a lot to build your milk supply, however.

Part of it the same thing you'll be advised of by doctors and lactation consultants: breastfeed your baby early and often.

But that's only part of the story.

Farmers know that early lactation (when their animal mothers are nursing newborns) is the time when their herd's nutritional needs are highest. It only makes sense that as an intelligent human mother, you need good nutrition to nourish your body and make abundant, superior milk for your baby. A low-calorie, low-fat diet is by definition low in nutrients and will make poor milk.

Combine a good diet with good positioning and latch-on to give your baby the best start and enjoy a great breastfeeding relationship 🙂

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