Got milk?

AlmondsThe wonderful midwife who saw me through both my pregnancies is also a homoeopath, so she had all sorts of tricks up her sleeve and advice for all my pregnancy ailments. After the birth of my first baby, when I thought my milk supply wasn’t meeting my baby’s demands, she suggested eating almonds and drinking fennel tea! Apparently almonds work wonders for increasing breast milk supply!

She also advised drinking loads of water (every time you sit down to nurse you should drink a glass), and getting plenty of sleep… Oh you know — that thing you get if you lie in your bed, close your eyes and dream away for a solid, uninterrupted period of time! Hmm… so maybe sleep is out of the question, but at least the almonds will work!

-Courtney

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1. Esther | March 21, 2008 | Reply

Don’t forget the (white) beer! Good for your milk supply and will help you relax as well!
(Don’t overdo it of course :-) )

2. Missy | March 23, 2008 | Reply

I never knew that about almonds – thanks for the tip! Oatmeal is a great way to boost supply as well. I always pump more milk at work on the days I eat oatmeal for breakfast. I’ve also found Quaker Oats makes granola bars with lots of oats, can’t hurt!

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