Breastfeeding - too little milk



There are many natural remedies to help boost milk supply and support your body during breastfeeding. 

  • RELAXATION is the best improver of milk supply, as stress hormones actually suppress lactation. Take every opportunity to rest, and to enjoy this time with your baby.

  • Hydration - keeping your fluids up is essential. Reduce or avoid all caffeinated drinks which act as diuretics, and increase all beneficial fluids such as herbal teas and good old water, pure and simple.

  • Protein - adequate protein is also essential, as breast milk is high in protein, and two amino acids in protein (phenylalanine and tyrosine) help to promote lactation.

  • Nuts are a great way to get good fats and protein, but these must be unsalted. Increase almonds, cashews, brazil nuts.

  • Fats - good fats such as flaxseed oil and fish oil should be consumed liberally.

  • Wholegrains are fabulous for improving milk supply, barley is especially good, as are oats and brown rice.

  • Totally Devoted Lactation Tea - These herbs combine to increase milk flow in lactating mothers, nourish the milk and reduce wind in the baby. Contains: Goats Rue, Fennel, Fenugreek, Licorice, Blessed Thistle, Nettle.

  • Qbaby Lactation Tonic - We use this when the tea and the drops just ain’t cutting it. For most women, the tea is amply sufficient, but occasionally we need to go for something stronger. Ingredients are similar to the tea; Goat’s Rue, Fenugreek, Fennel, Holy Thistle (also known as Blessed Thistle), Chaste Tree and Shatavari. These herbs are all well known, and have been traditionally used to increase breast milk production.