Longer Pump Times- Increase Supply Part III

This is the third post in my “what worked for me” series including increasing fluids, increasing calories, and increasing pump times. The standard advice in the lactation world is to pump for 15-20 minutes every 2-3  hours.  This is the advice I was given in the NICU (both times) by IBCLCs and that every mom… Continue reading Longer Pump Times- Increase Supply Part III

Fluid Intake & Milk Supply

There is mixed information about increasing your fluid intake and it’s correlation to increasing your milk supply. Bottom line- if you are dehydrated, you won’t produce enough milk. You’ll need to drink your bodies baseline fluids PLUS enough to create milk in order to keep things running at an optimum level. The general recommendation is… Continue reading Fluid Intake & Milk Supply