Breast milk is very crucial for the newborn baby as it contains all the sufficient nutrients for the growth and development of the baby. It is very important for the development of the brain in a child. It's quite normal to worry about your milk supply when you start breastfeeding your baby. You’re not alone. Many mums worry about how much milk they are making and whether their baby is getting enough to meet his growing needs.
The best indication that you’re producing enough milk is that your baby is putting on weight and growing along his growth curve. It’s normal for a newborn to lose weight in the first few days, but then start to put on weight again three to five days after birth. Babies usually go back to their birth weight by the time they are 14 days old.
Here are other signs that your baby is getting enough milk:
In most cases of suspected low milk supply, the real problem is not about how much milk you have, but how much milk your baby is able to get at. Make sure that your baby latches on well so that he is able to effectively extract the milk you have.
Breastfeeding your baby frequently and on demand is important in helping you establish and maintain good milk supply. If your newborn is very sleepy, you may need to wake him and gently encourage him to feed more often. This will stimulate your breasts to produce more milk.
Your body adapts milk production to the amount being demanded. So if you start supplementing your milk with formula or other supplements, your milk supply will go down. The more you feed your baby, the more milk your body will produce.
Warning Signs If Baby Is Not Getting Enough Breast-milk :
If you feel concerned and are not sure if your baby is drinking enough breast-milk, the below cues could be indicative:
Causes of breast milk supply to decrease :
How do you Improve Lactation ?
Someone once said “bottles fill its stomach, but breastfeeding fills its soul”. You may only realize this later but one of the most beautiful aspects of being a mother is to be able to breast feed your baby. Numerous studies prove just how beneficial breast feeding is for both the mother and child.
And if you want to make sure that you are able to give your baby enough nutrition and immunity through your breast milk then you need to look after your diet so that you can produce enough.
So if you make sure that your diet includes the following Ayurvedic recommendations, you won’t have to worry about lactation.
Ayurvedic Herbs used to improve Lactation are :
Ayurvedic Medicines help improve lactation :
Home Remedies to enhance production of breast milk which can be easily practiced at home. Here’s what you need to do:
For expert advise and your personalised treatment plan for all your lactation related problems, contact qualified doctors at Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal clinic.
Disclaimer : Sandeep Kumar and Anupam Vasudeva are not GP, they have Ayurveda medical degree from India where it is considered equal to any other medical degree. This qualification is recognized in Australia by vetassess governing body as Complementary Health Therapists. Life Line Ayurvedic Herbal Clinic does not claim to cure a disease or terminal illness and does not create any unreasonable expectation of beneficial treatment. Ayurvedic medicines and treatments are generally considered to be safe but rarely may be associated with possible adverse reactions in individual cases. We recommend seeking urgent medical attention in the case of an adverse reaction. This website provides you with information. You must contact your Ayurvedic or another health professional before you apply them. Read More