Like any new mum, my first few months after having our baby have been quite draining (literally). New babies are wonderful but with every feed they are slowly sucking the energy out of us mums and if we don’t look after ourselves then we cant look after them. That is why we should always look after ourselves first, this can be a challenge as its in our nature as mums to put others first. But the truth is if we fall off the track then the rest of the train will too. Our children need their mums to be present, healthy and their to feed them.
About a month ago I did let things get the better of me; I was staying up way too late and doing way too much. What suffered most? The meal chain for my baby!!!! The babe was crying and my supply started to dwindle simply because I was too tired. I made a commitment to myself (and my husband) that I would stop for a moment and allow things to get back into working order. No more staying up too late, no pressure and time to relax and eat foods to assist in bringing my milk supply back to tip top working order. A great treat and milk booster are “boobie Bickies”; biscuits that are full of the right nutrients to boost milk supply; the most important being brewers yeast and oats. This is the recipe I came up with, it makes a million (who can be bothered cooking too often as a new mum) so keep them in an air tight container and enjoy a couple at a time with a cup of tea (dandelion is my fave). These biscuits are also a great gift to surprise a new mum with too.
Any tips to increaser milk supply you can share with other mums?