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Are you looking for ways to make more milk? How about returning to work while still pumping and storing breastmilk? There are lots of tips and tricks about breastfeeding that you'll find on the UpSpring breastfeeding blog, where we discuss supplements like Milkflow with fenugreek and sit down with lactation consultants for tips and tricks to help you on your breastfeeding journey.

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply

Posted by UpSpring on 3/16/2018 to Breastfeeding
How To Increase Breastmilk Supply


One of the biggest concerns breastfeeding moms have is, ‘is my baby getting enough to eat?’ With a low milk supply, it can make providing steady food for baby difficult. We spoke with one of our certified Lactation Consultants, Linda Hill, for advice on how moms can increase their breast milk supply.Moms produce breast milk at different rates and can, as the baby progresses in age, start to produce less milk. No matter what stage mom is in, if she is seeking to breastfeed, but her supply is low, this can be very frustrating. Here are a few ways mom can work on producing more milk:

1. Maintain The Activity

How Much Should a Newborn Eat

Posted by UpSpring and Linda Hill, IBCLC on 3/7/2018 to Breastfeeding
How Much Should a Newborn Eat

How much should a newborn eat is on the mind of nearly all new moms. They say a well-fed baby is a happy baby, but how much breast milk should your baby really be consuming? The answer is, it all depends. There are a number of important contributing factors to consider. Some of these factors include the age and size of the baby, the number of feedings a day and mom’s breast milk production rate.

Compression Garments or Comfy Clothes: What to Wear Postpartum After a C-Section?

Posted by Kristi Godwin on 12/28/2017 to Breastfeeding
Compression Garments or Comfy Clothes: What to Wear Postpartum After a C-Section?
After a c section you may find yourself asking "what are the best clothes to wear postpartum after a c section?" "What kind of compression garments are best for c-section recovery?" That's why we curated this ultimate list of c section recovery clothes to minimize irritation and maximize healing and recovery after birth.

Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction

Posted by UpSpring on 12/4/2017 to Breastfeeding
Alcohol and Breastfeeding: Fact v. Fiction
The taboo topic of alcohol and breastfeeding has a lot of myths around it. After having alcohol, how long should you wait to breastfeed? How long does it take for alcohol to metabolize through your system? Should I pump and dump? Does pump and dump work? Read more about the facts v fiction around drinking alcohol and breastfeeding your baby.

Does the Best Prenatal Vitamin have Folic Acid or Folate?

Posted by Kristi Godwin on 11/28/2017 to Pre-Natal
Does the Best Prenatal Vitamin have Folic Acid or Folate?
It’s estimated that one in 33 babies are born with a birth defect and with the right nutrition, many of these birth defects are preventable. Specifically, vitamin B9 has been clinically shown to prevent neural tube defects (NTDs), which are birth defects that affect the spinal cord and brain development. But which version should you take, folic acid or folate? What’s the difference and what are the risks to you or your baby if you don’t get enough? What do the best prenatal vitamins contain?

3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work

Posted by UpSpring - Linda Hill on 8/24/2017 to Breastfeeding
3 of the Biggest Issues Facing Mom When Returning to Work
Anticipating returning to work after maternity leave? Adjusting to a new schedule after having a baby can be less than rosy for both mom and baby...we discuss how new moms who wish to continue breastfeeding can make the transition back into the workforce easier.

How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

Posted by UpSpring on 8/23/2017 to Breastfeeding
How To Increase Breastmilk Supply and How to Know if You're Making Enough Milk

What is Normal Breastmilk Supply?

The first breastmilk you make is called colostrum. It is sticky, and thick and can be clear, white, yellow or brown in color. The baby usually eats about a teaspoon to a tablespoon at each feeding during the first several days of life. The colostrum changes to a more liquid substance within a few days after delivery. This first breastmilk will still contain some of the yellow colostrum for the first 2 weeks, but after that the breastmilk will look whiter in color. A full breastmilk production is said to be about 750 ml/day (25 ounces) but some women may be producing closer to 4000ml/day. (133 ounces) So how in the world do you know if the amount of breast milk you are making is enough, especially if you aren't pumping?

How to Increase Breast Milk Supply

Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues

Posted by UpSpring on 8/5/2017 to Breastfeeding
Solutions to 6 Common Breastfeeding Issues
Breastfeeding is natural, but that does NOT mean it’s easy. Learn the 6 common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them including low supply and latch issues.