If you are in at least one breastfeeding support group (outside of the Successful Breastfeeding one, of course), then I have no doubt you’ve run into mothers swearing some dark ale or pink colored drink will dramatically increase your supply.
While a dark ale, a pink drink, Body Armour, or simply drinking more water will not actually increase your supply of milk is already talked about on our blog (this blog explains why), the question still remains: Why do all these women swear it works?! There’s no way all these women can be wrong about their supply increasing, can they?!
If you find yourself asking these same questions then YOU ARE IN LUCK because we have some answers for you. You’re about to hear from not one, but TWO lactation experts, who can explain why all those women swear by all the fancy drinks.
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Before you dive in, I’ll tell you now that Successful Breastfeeding is 100% on board with having an awesome beer or some other flavorful drink that you enjoy. One of my favorite sayings is YOU DO YOU, so by all means, please enjoy whatever drink you like (in moderation, of course).
You’re about to hear from Kelly Maher, CLC and Allison Alexander LPN, IBCLC on WHY so many women swear they see an increase in milk supply. The answer might surprise you. We've already established why these methods are not recommended for increasing milk production, but did you know it can actually be detrimental to mothers with true low supply?! Kelly and Allison are going to fill you in on all of that, too.
*NOTE: This is a also a perfect example why the Successful Breastfeeding Facebook community is amazing. We have a team of experts moderating EVERY. SINGLE. POST. to make sure any advice given or comments made do not go against evidenced based breastfeeding practices. Comments suggesting a mother drink a dark ale to increase her milk supply are not allowed in the community. Not a member yet? That's fine. You can join today! You can also become one of our vault members to get special access in our FB community, exclusive content, and discounts!
Don’t worry, my friend. Even if you don’t like hearing the truth exposed, we’ve got resources for you if you need them. FREE resources that only require all the things you already have and can start using RIGHT NOW.
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I'm Kelly Maher Carvell, Successful Breastfeeding LLC's founder, and lactation expert. I've made it my personal mission to reach as many parents as possible (like you!) to prepare you for your Successful Breastfeeding Journey. Thank you for allowing me and my team to support you. Before you leave the blog grab one of my FREEBIES like my Prenatal Success Kit or the Pump More Milk for Your Stash Guide. You've got this and I'm here to help!
Kelly Maher, CLC, CLE
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