Tips to Boost Your Breastmilk Supply

I am NOT a lactation consultant or a doctor, but I have nursed a baby with lip tie and had supply issues myself, so these are things that have helped me with my breastmilk pumping journey and tips I have learned along the way to help increase your breastmilk supply.

Tips to Keep Up Your Breastmilk Supply
This is my pumping face. No make up, crazy hair, & all. :)

Enter to WIN from Mrs. Patel's! {FALLing for Prizes Giveaway Hop, Ends 9/30}

Hey breastfeeding mamas! Fall is right around the corner which means all the fun activities! With both of my kids, my supply seemed to drop around the holidays. I'm not sure why, maybe because I didn't nurse as often because we were always on the go. But whatever the reason, I would have loved to try Mrs. Patel's breastfeeding products to give my supply a little boost.

Enter to #WIN a NuRoo Pocket Babywearing Shirt! Ends 9/6

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Enter to #WIN a Confetti Nursing Bra by Bravado from! Ends 9/5

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Enter to #WIN a ComfyLicious Infinity Scarf, Ends 8/29

I did not receive products or monetary compensation to share this giveaway.


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One lucky winner will get their color choice as shown in the photos above for one 100% rayon infinity scarf from ComfyLicious. To see how fashionable this piece is when worn, how to use it while breastfeeding for some fashionable modesty, or to learn more about the sponsor please see a FULL REVIEW ON THE INFINITY SCARF HERE.  

Enter to #WIN a Breastfeeding Combo Package from Mrs. Patel's! Ends 8/27

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Enter to #WIN a 6 day supply of Milky! Ends 7/31

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One winner will win a 6 day supply of this strawberry flavored herbal tea supplement for lactation enhancement. With Organic ingredients and great taste it is sure to be a staple in your life while helping promote healthy breastfeeding and production for your little one. Created with your health in mind, it is organic and vegan! Need Brands is a company from Tia and Tamera (Mowry) who many know growing up watching "Sister, Sister".

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World Breastfeeding Week!

Since it's World Breastfeeding Week. The Big Latch-On is tomorrow! Who's all attending? I'm sure you can find one in your are. Here is the details for my local one:

"Please join us as we celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and participate in the Big Latch On event to promote breastfeeding awareness.

On Saturday 6th August 2011 at 10:30am local time, in locations across the USA and beyond, nursing mothers will gather to celebrate World Breastfeeding Week and try to break the record for the most women breastfeeding simultaneously!

PLEASE ARRIVE AT 10am so you can be sure to be registered before the count begins.

Saturday, August 6 · 10:00am - 11:00am

Historic Downtown Fayetteville, in the square"

Please come if you are available!

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Witty Comebacks for the Breastfeeding Mother

Funny Breastfeeding Comic, Witty Comebacks

My PERSONAL Favorites have been asterisked. :)

"Are you still nursing?"
This question actually doesn't bother me personally but I guess it does bother some. Of course I have only been breastfeeding for 6 months. So that may be why.

"Everyone asks that, it must be because he's so incredibly healthy."
"Yes, he deserves only the very best. "
"Of course, I am glad you keep asking. It shows you want the best for him."

"When are you planning on weaning?"

***"When are you planning on minding your own business?"

"I hope not for a while. We're both enjoying our time together."

"I don't know. He seems to still enjoy it and I enjoy those extra 500 calories I burn."

"Breastfeeding is gross!"

***"So is changing diapers, yet people do it all the time."

"Hello? Did you not realize that humans are mammals?"

"Seems to me that you have some issues you need to work out."

"Why would you want to nurse when you can just get formula?"

"Gee, I don’t know. It must have something to do it with being free, always the right temperature, portable, what nature intended, and the best way I can nourish my baby."

***"Have you checked out the price of formula lately?"

"You should go feed her in the bathroom."

"Do YOU eat in the bathroom?"

***"If my breastfeeding offends you, I will be happy to ask your waiter to bring you your food in the restroom."

"Don’t you want your husband to be able to bond with the baby?"

"You’re right, holding the baby, talking to the baby, changing the baby, bathing the baby, and spending time just being with the baby sure won’t be enough for him to bond with the baby."

"You want to get up in the middle of the night to nurse?"

"I’d rather nurse in my sleep than schlep to the kitchen and try to mix, heat up, and feed my baby formula in my sleep because I sure do love sleeping."

***"We co-sleep. I just roll over, give her the breast, and go back to snoozing!" - I say this one all the time! :)

"Isn't he a little old for that?"

"What?! He's not even out of diapers!"

***"Aren't you a little old to be randomly coming up to strangers and asking impolite questions?"

"He doesn't NEED to nurse at this age!"

(laugh) "Where did you hear that?"

***And you don't NEED to eat that doughnut, but you still are."

Miscellaneous Responses

***"If you are offended by me doing this, then you are looking too closely."

"Do you often look this closely at women's breasts?"

***MY ABSOLUTE FAVE!!!!***"Michael Jordan was breastfed to age THREE. Same with Albert Einstein. Jesus Christ, even LONGER. The day YOU have six NBA Championship rings, a Nobel Prize in Physics and the ability to walk on water, we'll talk. Till then, the subject is CLOSED."

"Get your nose out of my bra."

Breastfeeding is a right the same as the right to choose to formula feed. I don't judge others on their parenting choices and I expect others not to judge me. I am doing nothing wrong. I am feeding my baby. Get over it.

And BTW, I am NOT a Breastfeeding Nazi or whatever rude people choose to call people who are passionate about their decisions. I do however have issues with ANYONE out right saying someone's decision is wrong from either side just because it wasn't the way they chose to do things. My daughter is healthy and her pediatrician is happy. I am not hurting my baby or STARVING her. If I was, then you would have a right to interfere. If you feel the need to judge my parenting style, write it all down in a letter, so I can wad it up and use it as toilet paper.
If you feel this post was directed to you, then maybe that means you should think about your actions and focus on more important things.

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Breastfeeding is a RIGHT!

Breastfeeding is a RIGHT

In Forest Park, GA, they passed a public indecency ordinance to prevent public nudity. In this a women is not allowed to breastfeed a child over two years of age in public.

First of all, this is completely ridiculous. Breastfeeding is a natural thing that can NOT be taken away by a law. No other mammals feed their babies another animals milk. Second of all, extended breastfeeders (as they are called) usually do not breastfeed in public. They only do in the morning or at night. And how are they going to monitor this law? Is a police officer going to go up to a women and say, "Um ma'am can I see that child's birth certificate?"

I personally will MOST likely not breastfeed past two at the most. But the government can NOT tell me whether I can or not. Boobs are meant to be bottles for babies. They were made to make milk. All mammals do it. I know I say that all the time. But it is normal to breastfeed. There is nothing wrong with it and should not be shameful!

Breast is Best

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Supply Boosting, Milk Making Cookie Recipe

These cookies are so YUMMY! I got them from - Peaceful Parenting.

Major Milk Makin' Cookies
Recipe by Kathleen Major
Detailed recipe with photos found here

1 1/2 c. whole wheat flour
1 3/4 c. oats
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
3/4 c. almond butter or peanut butter
1/2 c. butter, softened
1 c. flax
3 T brewer's yeast (I bought the wrong kind but you need this to help with supply)
1/3 c. water
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 c. sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 large eggs
2 c. (12oz) chocolate chips (I used white chocolate)
1 c. chopped nuts of your choice (I used Macadamia)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit

Combine flour, baking soda, cinnamon and salt in a bowl.
In a large bowl, beat almond butter, butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, brewer's yeast, flax and water until creamy.
Mix in eggs.
Gradually beat in flour mixture.
Mix in nuts and chocolate chips.
Add oats slowly, mixing along the way.

Place balls of dough onto greased baking sheets or baking stones.
Press down each ball lightly with a fork.
Bake 12 minutes.