With Avery’s weight issue being so concerning for both her pediatrician and gastroenterologist, I have come to realize that I really need to do all that I can to make sure that Avery is getting the right amount of nutrients in order to help her gain weight. Her GI doctor suggested that it was my lack of supply and Avery’s constant distractions that are prohibiting her from gaining weight. He suggested that I either pump exclusively or start her on formula to make sure that she is getting an adequate supply.
While I don’t want to go against her doctor’s wishes, I do want to do whatever I can to make breastfeeding work for both of us. One of the things that I needed to work on was getting my supply back up. I could tell that it had diminished, but I didn’t realize that it had lessened as much as it had. As soon as I came to this realization, I took all of the action that I could to help increase my supply. I am happy to say that within just one week of naturally trying to increase my supply, I’ve noticed a definite change for the better.
There are several other ways that you can naturally help increase your milk supply, but this is the action that I’ve taken in the past week since finding out that Avery’s weight issue might be because of my lack of supply. These might not work for everyone and I don’t know which specific item might be doing more than the other, but this is the mix of things I am using that has so far increased my milk supply quite drastically.
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