Menu & Search

Breastfeeding: Increasing Breastmilk Supply and Storage Tips

August 1, 2017

What are some tips for increasing breastmilk supply?
Increasing breastmilk supply is something many nursing moms are looking to do, especially when they’re going back to work. The first thing you need to know is that breastfeeding works on supply and demand – so the more you nurse, the more milk your body makes. When you nurse, and your milk is drained from your breast, it signals to your body to replenish the milk. Feeding baby at the breast is the best way to keep up with the milk supply your baby needs.

Increasing Breastmilk Supply

Baby is the most efficient way to get the milk out of the breast; direct skin-to-skin promotes higher levels of the hormones associated with milk production. Pumping is another good way of increasing breastmilk supply and can be done in addition to nursing. When your baby nurses, you can pump on the other side while baby is feeding or after baby nurses so you drain the milk your baby didn’t drink from the breast. You can also add pumping sessions when baby is sleeping between feeds. Make sure to stay dry and prevent leaks in between feedings by using Lansinoh Disposable Nursing Pads. You can count on Stay Dry Pads during the day and Ultimate Protection during the night to protect you from embarrassing situations. These thin and discreet pads feature great absorbency, providing a dry feeling even with heavy leakage.

What are the guidelines for storing expressed breastmilk?
In the USA, we adhere to the La Leche League International guideline for breastmilk storage:

Breastmilk Storage

Our Breastmilk Storage Bags are the number one selling bags in the market and now, if you own a Lansinoh pump, you can pump directly into the bags. Moms work very hard to express their breastmilk and pumping directly into bags removes milk transfers and reduces the risk of spills. If you don’t own a Lansinoh pump, Lansinoh pump adapters are compatible with other breast pumps to allow pumping directly into the bags. To learn more about this new feature of our bags, click here.

Tips for Increasing Breastmilk Supply

Thank you to our partners at Lansinoh for sponsoring this post. Learn more about Lansinoh in these posts:

Nursing Mama Travel Must-Haves

7 Must-Haves for Breastfeeding Moms

Making It Work at Work — Six Tips On How To Successfully Return To Work After Maternity Leave

Shares 0
Article Tags
Related article
Product Discovery: Nanobebe Bottles

Product Discovery: Nanobebe Bottles

Nanobebe bottles are much needed innovation in the baby bottle…

New Mom Gifts – Buying Guide

New Mom Gifts – Buying Guide

-Sponsored Post- When it comes to buying a new mom…

Must Have Essentials: Baby’s First Thanksgiving

Must Have Essentials: Baby’s First Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving crept up quickly this year, and for many parents…

Discussion about this post

  1. Angela Cameron says:

    Healthy nursing tea. I have a very low supply too. Without this tea, I couldn’t BF. you can get it at walmart or amazon. Take 3, 3 times a day. It’ll take a couple days to notice but your increase will be drastic. I drink it daily 🙂 safe for both you and baby:) it says right on the label it’s used for the help of lactation !!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


To prove that you are a real person, please answer this math quiz before submitting your comment. Enter a word in the box below, not a number -- i.e enter "five" rather than "5".

What is four plus two?

Captcha by Mister Linky's Magical Widgets

Type your search keyword, and press enter to search