Sometimes we forget that our bodies aren’t always well-oiled machines.
Many mums worry they have a poor milk supply, but it can be hard to know for sure.
Reasons for low milk supply
A small number of new mums have difficulty producing enough breast milk due to medical reasons, which include:
- Excessive blood loss (more than 500 ml/17.6 fl oz) during the birth or retained fragments of the placenta can delay your milk coming in (which usually happens around three days after the birth).1
- A history of polycystic ovarian syndrome, diabetes, thyroid or other hormonal disorders. Mums with these conditions sometimes experience a low milk supply.2
- The rare medical condition mammary hypoplasia, in which there isn’t enough milk-producing glandular tissue within the breast.3
- Previous breast surgeries or breast trauma – although many mums who have had surgery go on to breastfeed successfully.4
If any of these conditions applies to you, see a lactation consultant or breastfeeding specialist.
Are you making liters or struggling through every ounce?
Herbs, supplements and medications that seek to boost your milk supply are called Galactagogues. These are often more effective when mothers increase the frequency of pumping and feeding while they’re on a galactagogue regimen.
Doctors and lactation consultants will agree that Fenugreek is one of the most commonly recommended herb to improve milk supply. Traditionally, this seed extract has been a pill, liquid or capsule that has an aftertaste that’s anything but appetizing.
Times have changed!
Our Fenugreek chews contain a proprietary blend of fenugreek, fennel seed and red raspberry leaf as well as 300 IU of Vitamin D, critical to support baby’s strong bones and teeth. These citrus punch flavored chews are free of artificial dyes, gluten and soy free and made safely here in the USA.
Whether you’re a lean mean lactation machine or crying over spilled milk, these chews are easy to eat and help give your body the balance it needs to get on track and stay on track. Not to mention, they actually taste fantastic.
Make The Milk Tea
There’s not very many things in this world that a good cup of tea can’t solve. With that in mind, the team of doctors, consultants and nutritionists at Healthy Mama has designed a tea to help you make that milk.
Our Make the Milk!® Herbal Tea is delicious hot or iced and has a proprietary blend of organic herbs to help support healthy breastfeeding and boost mom’s milk supply. In these little teabags you’ll find organic anise seed, organic raspberry leaf (which is also great for menstrual cramps!) organic fennel, organic spearmint, organic fenugreek, organic lemongrass and organic orange peel. This tea is caffeine and gluten free and is a great addition to your galactagogue regimen.
Keeping your milk supply up goes hand in hand with a healthy mama. When you’re recovering from birth, postnatal vitamins help fill in nutritional gaps and keep your healing right on track.
Our new Be Well Rounded!® Postnatal Multivitamin + DHA provides essential vitamins & minerals to optimize the unique nutrition needed for you and baby during breastfeeding. It also contains higher amounts of Vitamin D which may help reduce postpartum symptoms as well as Lutein & 200 mg purified DHA for baby’s eye and brain health.
This doctor developed and recommended vitamin is a once daily soft gel that is easy to take and free of dyes, soy, gluten. Our postnatal vitamin ain’t your mama’s postnatal vitamin. This little guy packs a powerful punch for the nursing mom.
You’re still a powerful breastfeeding mama, even if you need a little help along the way.
Our fleet of breastfeeding products are specifically designed to target the physical needs of a breastfeeding mother to improve her experience and bring her and her family closer to meeting their breastfeeding goals.