Flow Milk, Flow!
Milk flowing, milk-drunk babies, a freezer full of storage bags.... ahhh the things dreams are made of!
Reality is not always what we expect though - amiright?!
Whether you are breastfeeding or pumping, it is essential for the milk to flow!
A few pointers -
Relax. (easier said than done, I know!)
Massage your breasts, starting at the top, working your way down to the nipple. Think of how you'd milk a cow. Serious.
If you are pumping and away from your babe, look at pictures or videos of them nursing, or the most adorable pics/videos you can find. This will cue oxytocin hormones and help the milk to start flowing.
Fuel your body - hydrate & consume calories EVERY pump/nursing session!
Happy Pumping! <3
Julie Burrell is a thirty something mom of 2, wine lover and avid breastfeeding supporter. She accidentally invented the best hands-free pumping option on the market while pumping for her (then) 6 month old. Simply clip on to your nursing bra and pump hands-free! Grab yours here.