Breastfeeding advocates push the idea that breast milk is better for baby for a multitude of reasons, ranging from the baby’s IQ to the bonding experience mother and baby will feel. Many women, then, want to breastfeed their children, but for a significant portion of women, breastfeeding does not come so naturally. I found out with my first child that breastfeeding is not an instinctive part of the baby’s makeup. Both mom and baby have to work at breastfeeding to make sure the baby latches on properly and is getting enough milk.
Mothers who experience intense anxiety, such as I did, from a stressful labor and delivery or because they are nervous about the baby may find that they are not producing enough milk to satisfy the baby’s needs. Instead of giving up, however, these women can learn to breastfeed baby effectively and increase the milk supply to boot. Continue reading ‘Increasing Breast Milk Supply’