Synopses & Reviews
Concerned about making enough milk for your baby? Wondering how to make more? Two lactation experts are here to help.
Separate fact from fiction with help from this comprehensive book about improving low milk supply. Written by two leading experts who have been there themselves and officially recommended by La Leche League International, The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk incorporates the latest research and discoveries about causes of low milk supply, the way your body makes milk, and how babies contribute to your milk production. Best of all, you'll find valuable suggestions for both time-honored and innovative ways to make more milk.
Learn the facts about:
- Determining if baby is really getting enough milk
- Supplementing without decreasing your supply
- Maximizing the amount of milk you can make
- Identifying the causes of your low supply
- Increasing your supply with the most effective methods, including pumping, herbs, medications, foods, and alternative therapies
- Making more milk when you return to work, exclusively pump, have a premie or multiples, relactate, or induce lactation
An essential resource for nursing mothers, endorsed by La Leche League, the worlds leading breastfeeding authority
The Breastfeeding Mother's Guide to Making More Milk combines the latest information with practical advice about new findings on causes oflow supply, innovative ways to increase production, practical solutions for working and exclusively pumping moms, the special needs of premies, emotional support, and more.
About the Author
Diana West, IBCLC
, is a board certified lactation consultant in private practice and author of Defining Your Own Success: Breastfeeding After Breast Reduction Surgery
Lisa Marasco, M.A., IBCLC, is a board certified lactation consultant both in private practice and for WIC and contributing author to the Core Curriculum for Lactation Consultant Practice.
Table of Contents
Foreword by Martha Sears, RN
Part 1: Investigating Your Milk Supply
Chapter 1: Understanding Your Milk Factory
Chapter 2: What's Normal and What's Not
Chapter 3: How to Know if There Really is a Problem
Part 2: Making the Most of What You Have
Chapter 4: Supplementing Without Decreasing Your Milk Supply
Chapter 5: Getting Your Milk Production Off to a Good Start
Part 3: Investigating Causes of Low Milk Production
Chapter 6: Is it Something You're Doing?
Chapter 7: Is it Something Your Baby is Doing?
Chapter 8: Is it Something About Your Breasts?
Chapter 9: Is it Your Hormones?
Chapter 10: Can Your Mind Affect Your Supply?
Part 4: Increasing Milk Production
Chapter 11: Physical Techniques to Make More Milk
Chapter 12: Galactogogues: Foods, Herbs, and Medications that Stimulate Milk Production
Chapter 13: Making More Milk When You Return to Work or School
Chapter 14: Making More Milk In Special Situations: Exclusive Pumping, Multiples, Premies, Relactation, and Induced Lactation
Part 5: Surviving the Present and Planning for the Future
Chapter 15: Coping with Low Milk Supply
Chapter 16: What About Next Time?
Appendix A: Galactogogue Tables