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Increase the Secretion of Breast Milk


So how can mothers increase their secretion of breast milk? Here are some tips for them. Breastfeeding should be started as early as possible. Breast milk production is affected by the stimulation of the baby’s sucking. If the mother can breastfeeding at golden hour shortly after childbirth is the better.

Also, the frequency of breastfeed is 10-12 times per day. It is actually hard work for the mothers to breastfeed every 2 hours. Thus, family support for the mother is also important. Stress can affect breastfeeding in two ways: milk supply and the contents. So mothers start breastfeeding early at the beginning and are prepared even after leaving the hospital is important.

Prof. Chen mentioned in this video, the caregiver to the babies might be mother-in-law. In your nation’s culture, who is the possible caregivers can give great support for mothers? If you are comfortable to share, let us know what you think! Please remember to avoid sensitive topics and we would recommend not oversharing in your post!

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