Tips to increase milk supply

You never know how much breast milk your body is going to produce at a given time. If you need to increase your milk supply, we have some helpful tips to to get you on track!

  • Nurse regularly. If you are frequently nursing, and therefore draining your breasts, this tells your body to keep producing more milk.
  • Power pumping is a great way in to increase your supply. To power pump, pick one hour each day or night and use the following pumping pattern (from Pregnancy.com):
  1. Pump for 20 minutes; rest 10 minutes
  2. Pump another 10 minutes; rest for 10 minutes
  3. Pump again for 10 minutes; finish

Start a routine, keep stress levels low

  • Keep your stress level down. Find time to go for a light walk or take a relaxing bath. Stress can have a negative effect on your supply.
  • Try to stray from using bottles and pacifiers to avoid nipple confusion.
  • Get your rest and make sure to maintain a healthy diet. Adding certain foods to your diet will help increase your breast milk supply. Snack on lactation cookies, oatmeal, garlic, and fennel. Drinking a lot of water is also key!
  • Consult a lactation consultant. Some insurance plans will actually cover the cost of breastfeeding support such as counseling with a trained lactation professional or breastfeeding classes.

Supplement breastfeeding with a breast pump

One very helpful way to produce more breast milk is to start using a breast pump. Incorporating pumping sessions helps remove milk quicker and can help you build up a supply for later feedings. Whether you choose to exclusively pump or just need a breast pump to help store extra milk, Aeroflow Breastpumps can help you get your pump shipped right to your front door at little-to-no cost to you and your family. 

We carry all major breast pump brands including Medela, Spectra, Ameda, Hygeia, Lansinoh, and Nuk. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, most insurance plans will cover a free double electric breast pump for lactating mothers.

All you have to do is fill out our Qualify Through Insurance form and leave the rest to us.  Your dedicated Breastpump Specialist will contact your insurance company, check your benefits for breastfeeding support, and follow up with your coverage information in just a couple of short days. For immediate assistance, we can be reached at (844) 867-9890.  We look forward to assisting you!