Tips for Increasing Milk Supply While Exclusively Pumping

Tips for Exclusively Pumping Moms
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Ask any mom who exclusively pumps breastmilk for her baby what her biggest worry is and her response will likely be that she will not be able to produce enough milk. Moms who exclusively pump have to not only take care of their baby, but also squeeze in pumping sessions every 3 hours.  This can be a very stressful and exhausting feat!  

If you are a mom who exclusively pumps, here are some ways to help keep up your milk supply:

 1. Hydration; drink aloe water, coconut water, or just good old bottled water. 

2. Eat oatmeal.

3. Stress less!

4. Enough fenugreek for your body. 

5. Being near your baby or seeing your baby while pumping (photo or by video), can help with let down. 

6. Pump more often or for a longer period of time. 

{ MORE: This Guy Actually Had to Ask If Expecting His Wife to Pay for the Baby's Formula Was Wrong }

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Tips for Increasing Milk Supply While Exclusively Pumping

Mindi is a working mom with three boys ages 4, 2, and an infant (born June 2013). She spent her first 8 years of her career in Speech-Language Pathology at a Children's Hospital. She currently works with adults and children in home health. The real fun for her happens when she is at home with her boys, chasing them around and pretending to be a super hero. She blogs about life as a working mom at Simply Stavish. Her weekly feature, Words in the Sand, teaches parents how to grow their child's s ... More

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