Are you struggling with low milk supply? Have you stopped breastfeeding and are trying to regain your milk supply for relactation?
Low milk supply is the number one reason many women stop breastfeeding.
Even for women who’ve been going strong with breastfeeding for over six months can struggle with low milk supply sometimes.
Some changes in diet, hormone fluctuations and stress all contribute to your milk supply.
Trying to meet the demands of a growing baby is tiring.
But when your struggling to increase milk supply, then it’s even tougher! Actually, more like discouraging!
When you’re trying to produce an adequate amount of milk, but you’re coming up short, you may start feeling like you’re failing at breastfeeding or pumping.
I know because I am currently feeling this way while trying to relactate.
With my own breastfeeding/pumping, (now relactating) journey I’m finding myself feeling discouraged and downright hopeless about trying to provide more milk for my baby.
If you’re feeling discouraged as well… Know that you’re not alone!
Low milk supply is frustrating! But knowing that you’re doing everything you can to boost that supply is what counts!
To help you through the journey of increasing your milk supply, here’s some encouraging positive affirmations for low milk supply and/or relactation!
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With my first child, I had terrible low milk supply! It greatly affected by bonding with him and made me feel like the worst mother alive. I had such high hopes for fully breastfeeding him.
Thankfully with the birth of my second child I’ve been able to produce an oversupply of breastmilk.
Normally I am averaging 40 ounces a day.
But a month ago I decided to start weaning of the pump and breastfeeding because I had built up a full freezer supply of breastmilk.
I was sure this freezer stash was going to last till he turned one year old… But now we’re starting to run low.
So now I am on the journey of relactating. And honestly…
It’s miserable! I thought I could be done pumping/breastfeeding and have plenty to last me till the one year mark, but I miscalculated.
I can only blame myself for stopping and now I have to start all over again from building my supply up from less than one ounce a day!
It’s discouraging to see how little I’m able to pump now. I didn’t have any issues with low supply with my second boy and I should have continued to pump and stash breastmilk all the way till one year, instead of weaning early.
Now, I can only learn from the experience of weaning and move forward with the process of relactation.
I have no problems supplementing with formula.
However, I’m immensely proud of the breastmilk I’ve been able to produce for my baby.
My goal is for my baby to have a full year of breastmilk.
If you’re like me (trying to relactate) or you’re struggling with a low milk supply.
I know what you’re going through and it’s such a difficult time.
When breastmilk starts to decrease, massive amounts of mom guilt, depression, anxiety and decrease self-esteem begin to set in.
I’m feeling all of it! That’s why I created these 10 positive affirmations…
Because I needed positive thoughts as I’m trying to built up my milk supply. Odds are you do to!
So spread some positive vibes by sharing these affirmations or print and display them someplace close to remind yourself each day that you’re an amazing breastfeeding mama!
No matter the amount of breastmilk you give… Every drop is valuable and you worked hard to make it!