Aside from preventing nipple pain, telling if a baby is getting enough milk is the most common concern of breastfeeding mothers. In our culture, we hear so many stories of low milk supply that we tend to not trust breastfeeding, despite the fact that our bodies provided all the nourishment our babies needed during pregnancy! We also focus on numbers, quantities, […]
Several times a week I hear about moms who were told the more water they drink, the more breastmilk their body will produce. I see moms drinking 100 or more ounces of water a day in attempt to increase their milk supply. Sometimes when a mom reaches 100 ounces and her supply is still low, she is told to drink […]
- Mothers and babies are made to breastfeed.
Breastfeeding has endless benefits for both mothers and babies. Babies are born expecting their mother’s milk. Women have breasts so they can make milk and nourish their babies. Babies instinctively find the breast, latch on, and remove milk. Breastfeeding is normal!
- Skin-to-skin contact is powerful.