- Not having enough wet diapers - you need 6 a day
- Baby not gaining weight - some babies might lose weight in the first week and then begin an upward climb.
N.B Please see a Board Certified Lactation Consultant if you have severe loss of milk
The trick is to send a message to the mammary glands through a little manipulation. Pump for about 7 minutes, halt on pumping, grab your lactation massagers, turn them on and move around the top of your breasts, helping to stimulate those ducts, and then pump again for 7 more minutes with the massagers held in your bra or even without them. When you start and stop and start again, this sends signals of two separate pumping sessions and this is registered by the Stopping and starting again will signal two different pumping sessions and hence support the double production milk to meet the double demand.
2. Pump both breasts at the same time
We're advised to pump both sides simultaneously so we can save time. A major benefit of double pumping is that it enhances production of Prolactin, a hormone that aides the increase in milk supply. So grab yourself a double breast pump and pump away.
3. Breast massage plus hand-pumping
Replace the breast pump with your hands and use them to manually draw out milk as you use the Caremummy heated lactation massagers to stimulate the ducts and enhance milk flow. Hand pumping has been said to increase production by 48% and accompanied by breast massage, you're set to sky-rocket milk supply in the shortest time.
The information in this article is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.