Our little Sofia Mae is two weeks old this week… can’t believe it! In some ways it’s flown by, and in others it feels like the past two weeks has been one big long day. Mostly because I’ve been up with her every couple of hours for her to feed. Sofia isn’t latching as well as Lola did (and she falls asleep SO easily — takes after her daddy! haha!) so I’m doing everything I can to help my supply keep up with her needs.
I ordered a bunch of things online (because what else do you do when you’re up all hours of the night with only a phone to keep you entertained) that had good reviews for helping moms increase their milk supply. I wanted to tell you about the two things in particular that I tried that are working really well for me (other than staying hydrated and sleeping more… that last one is easier said than done).
All the specs about the products are below, but in general, I love the Milkflow drink because it really did help me to increase my milk production, and it’s DELICIOUS! I like it as either a hot cocoa or putting it into my morning coffee for a cafe mocha. The Milkies are great because it helps me to preserve every drop that I’m trying so hard to create! So when Sofia is feeding on one side, it’s saving what I’m “leaking” on the other (sorry, TMI). With Sofia only drinking about 4oz at each feeding, being able to save 2oz that would have otherwise been lost is a big deal!
Brand: Milkies by Fairhaven Health
Product Name: Milkies Milk-SaverProduct Description: Easy to use, simply slip the Milk-Saver into your bra-cup on the non-nursing side before you breastfeed. The Milk-Saver collects the milk that is leaked when your breast milk lets down. You can store this milk and save it for any time it’s needed.
Product Features + Benefits:· Patented* design allows you to save every drop of precious breast milk· Holds a little over 2 oz. of breast milk· Slim and comfortable – no more nursing pads or milk-stained shirts· Comes with a convenient carrying case that also serves as a stand for the Milk Saver· Tested to ensure zero chemical leaching; contains no BPA or phthalates· Made in the USA
Price: $27.95Link to learn more/buy: http://www.
fairhavenhealth.com/milkies- milk-saver.htmlBrand: UpSpringProduct Name: Milkflow™
Product Description: Milkflow™ is the new, all-natural, great-tasting drink mix alternative to traditional lactation teas and capsules for breastfeeding moms. Whether establishing milk supply or pumping after maternity leave, Milkflow can help with its easy to use and convenient packets of concentrated herbal blends that have been used for centuries to naturally promote healthy breast milk supply.Product Features + Benefits:· Fenugreek powdered drink mix to help stimulate milk production*· Chocolate-flavored all natural, gluten-free, non-GMO· Concentrated formula· Great, hydrating alternative to fenugreek pills, elixirs or teas· Contains fenugreek, blessed thistle and anise· Mix with 6 oz hot or cold milk, or add to a smoothie· Lactation Consultant recommended· Also available in Berry flavorPrice: $14.99Link to learn more/buy: http://www.upspringbaby.