Posted by Naomi on 7/30/2016 to Increase Breast Milk
Posted by MilkyMomma on 4/24/2015 to Increase Breast Milk
Fretting over your milk supply? Fret no more mama! Today on the blog we are getting our hands messy with oats, yeast, and flax seed (among a few other things) to make some yummy lactation cookies. But before we do that, let me just say you can take a deep breath and let it out. If your sweet little babe is nursing regularly, especially if nursing exclusively, and he’s gaining weight—even if it’s just by a few ounces at a time—the chances are pretty good that he is getting his fill. Ahhhhhhhh—what a relief right?
I think it’s so natural for us mommas to worry that we’re not making enough milk if our little ones can’t seem to get enough of it. Maybe they’re teething and really just want to be soothed. Maybe they are going through another one of many growth spurts. The good news is that as long as you are consistent with offering the breast as often as he wants it, even if it is just to sooth him, your body is like a mad-machine that goes into hyper drive the more you (the ‘Boss Woman’) demands it to do. Milk production can be chalked up to this one simple process of ‘Supply & Demand’.
Posted by MilkyMomma on 4/8/2015 to Increase Breast Milk
Moringa oleifera, also known as Malunggay, is a tree native to the Northern part of India that now grows widely in tropical and subtropical climates. It was first referenced around 4,000 years ago as a medicinal remedy for over 300 diseases, including skin infections, eye infections, gastrointestinal problems, headaches, anemia and rheumatism.
For years, lactating women have been taking malunggay for breastfeeding, touting the leaves of the moringa tree as a “galactagogue” — food that improves the production of breast milk. Recently the World Health Organization endorsed moringa for breastfeeding by promoting the massive cultivation of the super-vegetable in countries where food is scarce and poverty is rampant.
Posted by MilkyMomma on 11/10/2014 to Breastfeeding
Otherwise known as 'biological nurturing' is a term coined by Dr. Suzanne Colson in 2008 and one of the newest approaches to breastfeeding that is tailored to the natural instincts and reflexes of a newborn-infant baby.
How is it biological? Well, we tend to be quick to intervene in the process, but if we were to step out of the picture and allow a baby the time on his own to demonstrate this natural reflex (even straight from the womb), he will do so. The key is that we are "laid back" about it, quite literally, in our reclined position as well as 'mentally' (as stress does nothing positive for breastfeeding).