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Worried About Your Milk Supply? Here's What You Need to Know

Breastfeeding can be stressful for new mothers, especially if you're worried about producing sufficient breast milk to keep the newborn happy and healthy. While bottle-feeding allows you to see how much your baby is drinking, breastfeeding is different. Since your breasts aren't transparent, you can't measure exactly how much milk your baby gets. This might leave new moms wondering if they're producing enough breast milk or if their newborn is getting sufficient nourishment.

We will cover where  lactation supplements come in. In this blog post, we'll explore all things low milk supply and what you can do about it!

Signs of Low Milk Supply

Before diving in, it's important to remember that every baby is unique. Fussy periods and growth spurts can sometimes mimic low supply. However, some signs can indicate a genuine need for support. Here are a few to watch for:

Baby's Feeding Behavior: 

Is your little one nursing frequently but not seeming satisfied? Do they seem frustrated at the breast or detach frequently?

Wet and Dirty Diapers:

Fewer than 6-8 wet diapers or infrequent, dry stools in 24 hours for older babies could be a sign. (Newborns may urinate less often in the first few days.)

Weight Gain: 

Consistent weight gain is a fantastic indicator of a good milk supply. If your pediatrician has concerns about slow weight gain, it's worth exploring further.

What Can You Do to Increase Your Milk Supply?

First things first, mama, take a beat for yourself! Stress can actually hinder milk production. Here are some natural ways to encourage your supply:

Frequent Feeding:

Nurse your baby on demand whenever they show hunger cues. This frequent stimulation tells your body to make more milk.

Proper Latch:

A good latch ensures your baby is efficiently transferring milk. A lactation consultant can help you achieve a comfortable and effective latch.

Power of Rest:

Newborn life is a whirlwind! Prioritize getting as much rest as possible. Your body needs time to recover and produce milk.

Hydration Hero:

Water is your best friend! Aim for 8-10 glasses of water throughout the day. Feeling thirsty can be a sign of dehydration, which can impact milk supply.

Clearing Up Myths: Low Milk Supply

There are a few common misconceptions about milk supply. Let's bust those myths!

Myth: Breast size determines milk supply. 

False! Your amazing body has all it needs to nourish your baby, regardless of breast size.

Myth: Strict feeding schedules help milk production. 

Nope! Feeding on demand allows your body to respond to your baby's needs and regulate supply naturally.

Seeking Help with Low Supply

If you're concerned about your milk supply, don't hesitate to reach out for help! Here are some fantastic resources:

Lactation Consultant: Your Ally 

lactation consultants can assess your situation and offer personalized guidance on latching techniques, pumping strategies, and addressing any underlying issues.

Rest & Hydration: Essential for Milk Production 

As mentioned earlier, rest and hydration are crucial for your overall well-being and milk production. Think cozy naps, warm showers, and delegating tasks whenever possible.

Healthy Diet: Fueling You & Your Baby (Extremely Crucial Header)

Now, let's talk about food. Eating a balanced, nourishing diet is essential for both your health and milk production. 

Here at My UpSpring, we understand the unique needs of breastfeeding mamas. That's why we created our range of lactation supplements that are specially formulated with a blend of key ingredients, including fenugreek, blessed thistle, and moringa leaf, to help support your healthy milk production. 

Our lactation supplements are:

  • Made with Non-GMO ingredients
  • Free from artificial flavors, sweeteners, and colors
  • Third-party tested for purity and potency

They're also easy to take, with delicious flavors like milk chocolate and berry, so you can enjoy the support you need. Furthermore, our supplements are specially formulated to support a healthy milk supply, with ingredients like:

  • Fenugreek: A traditional herb with a long history of use in supporting lactation.
  • Vitamins & Minerals: Vitamins D & C, and Key B Vitamins, essential  for both you and your baby.

These supplements are a convenient way to give you what you need to produce breastmilkwith  additional nutrients . Plus, they're easy to incorporate into your daily routine – just pop a few capsules with water, and you're good to go! (the vitamins and minerals are only in a few drink mix skus)

Final Takeaway

At UpSpring, we understand that mothers have one of the most important jobs in the world: to carry, birth, and care for a growing little human. That's why, since 2005, our goal has always been the same: to nurture the nurturers! 

All our lactation supplements are made with love and backed by science. We promise to provide each one with the utmost quality, reliability, and transparency so you'll never have to compromise on safety and quality. We know you have better (and more adorable) things to worry about. 

To learn more about our product catalog, please visit our website or contact us at  1-877-449-4647 or