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For mothers.. Learn about ways to increase breast milk production immediately after childbirth

A 3-week-old needs an average of 15-25 ounces of breast milk per day and 25-35 ounces one month after birth. It is common to worry about low milk supply in the first few weeks after birth, and there are many ways to increase your milk supply. lactation, according to an insider . report

According to the report, there is no normal amount of breast milk that a woman should produce but determining how much a mother will receive depends largely on her body and her baby and the practices she uses immediately after the baby is born to obtain and supply milk production.

The best way to know if you're producing enough milk is if your baby is growing, gaining weight and looking satisfied after breastfeeding.

Ways to increase milk production


Prolactin, the hormone needed to make milk, increases immediately after birth you continue to produce it in response to breastfeeding but, as the saying goes if you don't use it you lose it, if you don't start breastfeeding within the first month after birth, your prolactin levels will return to what they were before pregnancy You will find it difficult to produce any milk after this stage.

The best way to increase prolactin after delivery is frequent breastfeeding or pumping sessions for at least 8 to 10 sessions daily for the first few weeks after delivery.

It is important to empty your breasts at each feeding because it gives your body the green light to produce more milk.

If your baby isn't feeding and feeding properly, he may leave too much milk left in your breasts, which may prevent you from producing more for the next feeding.

Make sure your pumping technique is correct. This will ensure that your breasts are empty, giving your body the green light to do more.

Some women use herbs like fenugreek, which help increase milk supply. In general, the side effects are minimal, but there is also limited evidence of how effective they really are. So, talk to your doctor or lactation specialist before taking any supplements.

The most common causes of low breast milk


Difficulty expressing milk

Tongue-tie too much, a condition that children can have that prevents them from grasping properly

A baby who is very sleepy and does not breastfeed enough (common after birth).

Not feeding your newborn enough.

Put your baby under a strict feeding schedule.

Lifestyle factors such as stress, insufficient calories, poor sleep, and poor hydration.

Breast surgeries such as breast implants.