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Early years

06th Jun 2019

Mums are saying that this pumping hack is helping them produce more milk

Melissa Carton

7 things every woman who exclusively pumped milk for her baby will know

Where was this when I was breastfeeding?

Breastfeeding can be tricky when you’re first starting out. I remember when I was a new mum being so frustrated at home I could be pumping for ages and only producing the tiniest bit of milk.

It’s something we often think will just happen naturally without any coaxing but that’s not always the case.

If you find that your milk isn’t flowing quite as fast as you’d like it to then you may want to try this pumping hack that has gone viral.

Yes, apparently all you need is a baby sock and you could see a significant rise in the amount of milk you produce.

Shared by Milk and Motherhood the poster wrote;

“When I was told to pump after feeding to boost supply, I’d sit there and watch. I’d double pump for twenty minutes after ever feed, and become more and more demoralised at the lack of milk in that bottle. I realised that, for my own mental health, I needed to stop watching! Easier said than done. Enter the baby sock.

Now I advise mamas to put a sock over their pumping bottle, and it has been getting incredible results. Some women are reporting often 2-3 times more milk when they remove themselves mentally from the result of their pumping session! We know that oxytocin release is inhibited by stress, and oxytocin release is required for letdowns, so if you find you are getting stressed while watching, try it!”

This makes so much sense and something that I think all breastfeeding mums should try.