- Sit down and eat at least three balanced meals and two healthy protein snacks every day.
- Every day, drink six to eight full glasses of water or juice. Limit the caffeine.
- Take a daily multivitamin with iron.
- Fatigue can hurt your milk production, so go to bed early, and take naps during the day. Unplug the phone!
- Ask for help with daily tasks. At least until your milk supply is adequate, stop working so hard.
- Set aside a weekend for a mini-vacation. Do nothing but eat and relax (and nurse and pump). Focus on increasing your milk supply.
- Relax! Stress won’t help your body make milk. Take a warm bath or shower. Ask for a back rub while you’re pumping. Escape a little. Watch a video or read a book. Get a massage, manicure or pedicure. Put on some soothing music, close your eyes and think positive thoughts. Think of everything you’re giving your baby by breastfeeding, and be kind to yourself.
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Intermountain Healthcare answeredGood habits help make good breast milk. Adopt these habits: