The #1 Way to Increase Your Milk Supply

Do you want to learn what the #1 way to increase your milk supply is?

 

how to increase your milk supply

 

 

I have nursed 5 babies, and one challenge I have had consistently each time is keeping up my milk supply- especially once I went back to work.

We’ve all been there.

Breastfeeding’s going great.

 

You’re happy, baby’s happy.

And then maternity leave is up and it’s back to work.

All of a sudden you’re back behind your desk and your relishing your ability to drink a coffee and eat a danish without having to listen out for a crying infant.

But then the next thing you know you’ve got to start figuring out where to pump, how to work the pump, where to store the milk after you’ve pumped.

Can I be totally honest with you?

I’ve been there, and it’s not easy.

 

 

First off, I found pumping awkward and time consuming.

Secondly, very depressingly 🙁  my milk supply drops off from Day 1 going back to work.

Nursing is going strong, baby’s happy, I’m happy, and then I’m off to work and noone’s happpy!

So of course I researched and tried many different supplements which claim to increase your milk supply, some of them quite expensive.

Guess what?

It didn’t make much of a difference.

 

how can I increase my milk supply

 

 

Until- and I really don’t remember where I learned about this:

Guiness Extra Stout Beer

No joke!

It works like a charm.

But it’s gotta be extra stout- real black.

 

How did I drink beer to increase my milk supply?

I started off drinking 1/2 a bottle in the evening, and after a few months I had to increase it to a whole bottle.  I never drank more than that.

 

Did the beer work?

I saw a difference the next day, and if I missed a night I saw the difference there too.

 

Is it safe to drink beer when you’re nursing?

You might have some reservations as beer contains alcohol.

Guiness Extra Stout contains 4.2% alcohol which is less than other beers.  It also has less calories.

To be safe, check with your doctor before drinking it, and if they give you the green light, then give it a try!

Let us know what worked for you!

 

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2 Comments

  • Reply Lisa

    This worked so much better for me than the supplements!!! My grandmother would tell me to drink a beer because that’s what she did with my dad and it always worked for her! Thank you this beer has helped! Also do not drink in access 1 beer did the job for me.

    April 16, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    • Reply Registered Mommy Nurse

      Yes more than 1 beer and you might end up engorged ?
      Thank you for sharing your experience!

      April 18, 2017 at 9:11 pm

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