How to increase your milk production in 3 easy steps

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Hey mommas! I’m a breast feeding mom who has learned a lot about breast feeding through research and advice from my best friend . Although this journey has not been a easy one I’m 8 months in and I wouldn’t change it for the world. I struggled a lot with producing milk and was told that I could increase my milk production on my own or with the help of these lactation snacks and a good pump routine . I DID BOTH … when I first came home from the hospital I was a pumping machine.  Since Titan wouldn’t latch well I bottled fed him for the first week. After a lot of patience and praying he finally caught the drift of it.

Although I was making enough milk to feed him through out the day I stressed about making a “Milk stash” and having plenty of milk for bottles in case other people wanted to feed him like his dad etc. Lord forbid I had to send him to a daycare

( Thankfully I haven’t had to I’m a stay at home mom) and I wouldn’t have enough breast milk to send with him. I started doing research on ways to keep my milk production up and so many things pop up on the web. Now what works for one momma may not work for another . But I would recommend these options to any one .

LACTATION SNACKS

I personally tried all other methods before diving into these cookies. But when I tell you that I made a good choice by trying them I’m not exaggerating ! Not only do they taste good ,but you only need to eat a few cookies a day (Or you could eat the whole pack like me ) . These cookies aren’t harmful to you or the child.  My Titan didn’t have any bad reactions.  Also noted My milk did not decrease in any way. I herd that some other women have experience a decrease in milk after trying snacks with  the Fenugreek ingredient  in them (These cookies do not include that ). However I saw a instant change within the next couple of days. My boobs were full of milk and I was able to pump for a full bottle. I would recommend these to any one who is on the go and needs a boast.

THE SPECTRA PUMP

This pump has made my transition into breast feeding so easy. It has different pump levels and massage options for those in need of a little help with self expressing there milk. It has a built in night light for that late night pump session. I can not stress enough that  The more you pump the more you send signals to your body that it needs to produce more milk. You have to keep a good pump routine so that your body can keep up with your child’s eating demands. Try to get a quick 15 min session in the early morning’s when your breast tend to be more fuller. And try to repeat that 4-5 times a day.

STAYING HYDRATED

A lot of mom’s complain about not making enough milk without realizing that they have to stay hydrated themselves . You’ve got to drink plenty of H2O !!! I can’t stress enough how this plays a big part in breastfeeding . I have even went as far as drank the “Secret” blue Gatorade that’s been a myth to have helped lots of mothers produce more milk. I’m no lactation consultant but I will say that when I had that flavor I did wake up with fuller breast and was ready for a feeding. At the end of the day it all results back to staying hydrated and replenishing your body from all the energy it takes to breast feed.

I am sure you’ve  herd some of these tips before if so pass them on to a friend or take the advice yourself. Breast feeding is a big part of my daily routine and although it can be trying at times Im so happy I made the choice to do it. So don’t give up mommas keep pumping, stay hydrated and try a cookie or too. Contact your local lactation office  for more tips on this topic.  If you want to continue the conversation lets chat leave a comment below .

**Please be advised that before trying any products always talk it over with your doctor


UNTIL NEXT TIME MOMMAS.

Are You The Alternative Momma?

Do you feel like you get judged sometimes as a mom due to your appearance?

Do you share different beliefs that one might think prevents you from being a good mom?

Do you get stares because you may be in a single parent household

Well let’s talk then mommas, I’m sure we all have more in common then one would like to think. Let me just start off by saying this, I was a different woman before I had my son and even though I thought everything would change about me it didn’t. Sure I may not go out as much as I did before but there are sometimes I just want a break. A night out on the town to let my hair free maybe even have a couple of shots. Does that make me a bad mom? No, it doesn’t. I’m still capable of giving the same love to my child as anyone else. As mothers its already hard on us to be the supermoms we are, and once we throw society in that our views on motherhood are easily persuaded.

Back to this appearance thing ..one might take a look at me and make a judgment.I have facial piercings and a few small tattoos but I’m still kind and I promise I don’t bite. I would really hate to think that in the future when I’m setting up my Titans play dates, some mothers would be put off at the thought of hanging out with me or him because of appearance. I’m even all for blended families. It’s like 2018 we’ve got to loosen up as a society from those old myths of ” Good moms don’t have tattoos ” or those whispers of “If she was a good mother she would have took those piercings out “. No – Way! Being a mother doesn’t stop me from being self-expressive in ways that I find creative and it shouldn’t stop you either.

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The Diaper Bag Theory

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As a first time mom everything being taught to me is new. Sometimes I get over whelmed with all of the choices they have out there for children. Especially when it comes to different products. I usually ask my mom or one of my friends with kids about certain items before I purchase them. Word of mouth is a source people having been using for years. Not to mention the influence added with social media that makes your decision to buy things 10x harder !! I know I’m not the only mom who goes online to buy something and gets hit with all sort of comments from buyers making me back pedal my choice sometimes .

In all I’m happy when I hear from other mom’s just like me because we all want the same thing . Something safe and something that will make our kids happy (And of course a bargain). Well all of these were tested when I was searching for my son’s diaper bag. If your like me then you always like to be prepared when leaving the house with your child. I quickly realized that it would be super expensive to find a decent stylish/non bulky diaper bag that could hold all of Titans things. Being prepared means having enough diapers/bottles/cups/ Toys, and emergency supplies as the list goes on. Me personally I don’t like big bulky diaper bags , but I was willing to carry whatever to get the job done. Even if that meant that I would dread packing and carrying his bag .

Well my worst fear had came true I received a diaper bag gift at my baby shower , now in all fairness it did have a cute little monkey on it and a few pockets for easy travel, but it was big . However I grew to love it being that it was my first diaper bag ever ! But I knew I would have to get another one soon. When I would take titan to the doctor I had to carry the big diaper bag and my purse, it was beginning to be team to much. I started looking online and saw this stylish bag that every mom was raving about and I thought to myself ” It can’t be that great ” they advertised a affordable stylish bag with plenty of space for all your babies needs. The places they put the pockets on the bag were unique. It was like you had space for everything even your wallet !! They also had a cute little built in wipe holder.

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We all have bad days

Hey mommas out there ,  I have come here to do a little Ranting & raving. Can we talk?

  Being a mom isn’t easy but when you look at your sweet little one its so hard to stay mad. I had a rough last week. Titan has been up and down and right at the peak of his 6 1/2  month growth spurt.  Although it has been fun watching him grow and find his toes. Its defiantly been a test to my energy level. Sleep is all I crave ! Am I wrong for wanting a little sleep here and there ? No Im not and you are not either. If you run on E all day and  have enough energy and patience with your baby I applaud you. I try to sneak in little naps here and there but lets face it I still have laundry to do and a million other things to keep the house afloat.  One night it felt like no matter what toy I gave Titan he just wouldn’t play. It was at that very moment that I ran through the checklist all moms do. Diaper changed ? Is he hungry ? Does he have gas ? Is anything irritating him ? Nothing was wrong, But one thing he was fighting his sleep . Here I am sitting here about to dose off and here he is fighting his sleep when it could all be so simple. Just close your eyes Titan and we both can rest peacefully.  That’s not how it works for baby’s though , they need comfort and sometimes want to hear they’re sweet little voices. After figuring this out ( me being a first -time mom and all ) I gave in  I wasn’t going to get any sleep and my best bet was to just turn on Bubbie Guppies and rock my Titan . It worked wonders. I think that our moods sometimes effect our children, sometimes you just have to go with it and take a deep breathe and release. Its crazy how after being so frustrated Titan can just smile or blow spit bubbles and my mood lightens. As moms we all have bad days and its better to talk about them with a friend or family member so you don’t feel alone. My friends and mom are life savers when it comes to this , I can always call them and they give me some good advice. Its so easy to feel overwhelmed, If you have someone you trust to watch your child for a quick 30 mintue nap take it. I know I am not the only one with break through moments like this. If you have some of your own bad day experiences  comment them down below. Titan is still the apple of my eye and I could still use 1 more nap . Its  Normal Im just starting off at this super mom thing.

Until next time .