Unless you’ve been living under a rock (or don’t follow me on social media…tsk, tsk, tsk!), you will know that we welcomed our daughter Aria Rae on 29 March. Being a first time mom, everything is brand new to me and so I wanted to tell you all about it.
Just a few other tips I have picked up regarding breastfeeding and keeping your milk supply going:
- Drink LOTS of water – at least 2l a day.
- Make sure that you are eating a balanced diet – lots of protein and don’t forget to include healthy carbs and your veggies.
- I’ve been drinking jungle juice (recipe here) every day and it has definitely helped.
- Remember, breast milk works on a supply and demand basis, so the more you feed or pump, the more milk you will produce. What I have found works well is to pump after every time I feed Aria. This way I not only encourage my body to make more milk, I have also started to build a nice little supply of breast milk in the freezer for Dan to do a few feeds.
As I mentioned in the video, this is not my labour story, but is that something you would like to watch or read about? Let me know in the comments!