Knowing you have enough milk to satisfy and nourish your bub is most mums’ No. 1 concern. So imagine the devastation a woman feels when she finds out her supply is lacking and her bub is going hungry? According to the 2010 Australian Infant Feeding Survey, 56.3% of mums stop breastfeeding to due “not enough breast milk”. There are lots of reasons why a mama’s boobie milk isn’t flowing as it should be, and many, many of the issues faced are actually preventable, or fixable with the right help and support. Here's why your supply may be low together with tips on how to increase milk supply.
Breastfeeding isn’t always easy, so if you encounter a hiccup, it’s always best to ask for help early, to avoid things spiraling out of control. In a recent Australian Breastfeeding Association poll, more than 90% of breastfeeding mothers sought professional help with breastfeeding in their baby’s first 6 months, so if you need some guidance, remember you’re not alone