What affects breast milk amount? Can you change it? – Mumspick

What affects breast milk amount? Can you change it?

What affects breast milk amount? Can you change it?

A woman’s body is remarkable. Not only can it grow another human being, but it can also provide all the nourishment that the child needs to grow and develop. The preparation for breast milk production begins even before a woman is born and continues through puberty and pregnancy. Once full production occurs after the birth of a child, it can go on for months or even years.

As the production of breast milk occurs in our body and ultimately from the kind of food we eat, we can very much expect the compounds, amount, and even the taste of milk we produce can be different and affects our baby. 

The amount of milk mummys can produce can be affected by various reasons, some reasons includes: 

  • not nursing often enough
  • ineffective latch
  • medications Mummys are on
  • certain medical conditions
  • genes

If you are someone that just seems to product enough milk, not all hope is loss. There are many food Mummys can eat to help boost milk production

  • Oats
  • Barley
  • Papaya (unripped)
  • Salmon
  • Carrots

Throughout pregnancy and even after, women's body are put through a great amount of stress, Mummys should definitely not stress oneself if she can't product enough or at all. 

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