Fears about milk supply are one of the primary reasons that women stop breastfeeding. The good news is that the majority of women are able to produce enough breast milk for their baby. True low milk supply is typically caused by insufficient glandular tissue (IGT), some metabolic conditions, retained placenta, postpartum haemorrhage, surgical inventions or from illness. The introduction of a bottle (without replacing those feeds with a pumping session) and issues with baby attaching to the breast and not draining it properly can lead to a temporary drop in supply.
This can be rectified with support from a lactation consultant to uncover the primary cause. Low milk supply may present itself as a baby nursing all day, not swallowing or very few swallows heard, not settling between feeds, poor output, sunken fontanelles, generally cranky and poor or static weight gains.
Milk Boosting products including lactation cookies and teas can be useful in helping mothers to naturally support their milk supply. Milkbar stocks delicious milk-boosting treats from leading brands including ready-made cookies and biscuits from Franjos Kitchen, Boobie Bikkies by Pinky McKay, lactation mixes and shakes from The Milk Pantryand teas from Mama Body Tea and MaterniTea.
Shop our extensive range of milk boosting products to help support your supply today or as a beautiful gift to a special new mum.