Breastfeeding is a journey full of highs and lows. One of the lowest points a nursing mama can experience is an insufficient milk supply, or more often than not, it is aperceived insufficient milk supply. So what can you do to ensure your milk supply is in sync with your baby’s needs?
You’re a champion for breastfeeding. You know, breastfeeding is immensely beautiful. As a mother, you find yourself on the whims of sleepless nights, struggling to keep up with supply and find safe places to breastfeed in public.
As you decide on what your breastfeeding journey looks like, it’s never too early to start planning for pumping. It may seem small, but your pump could extend your breast milk supply and your ability to have your partner do some feedings. Freedom!
It may sound obvious, but many mothers, like you, will find themselves in uncomfortable nursing positions because they’re scared the baby won’t re-latch. You’ll be in this position for a while – you should at least make it comfortable.
Since the benefits of exclusively breastfeeding are so high – building a proper regimen starts with planning and understanding your rights at work. Advocate for yourself, work, and look for your employer to create a nonjudgmental support system around you.
Are you finding that your baby's breastfeeding positioning isn’t working? Not all breastfeeding positions are created equal! Finding the right one that works for you and the milk tyrant could be just exploring new ones.