There are many ways to help improve milk production through dietary changes that are actually tasty! A food or substance that is known to improve milk production and flow is referred to as a galactogogue.Read More
There are many nutrients that are safe to use to treat or prevent a common cold while breastfeeding. Some examples include: vitamin C, Echinacea, garlic, elderberry, vitamin D, zinc, oscillococcinum and coryzalia, and probiotics. Your naturopath may recommend other herbs or nutrients that are safe while under supervision. Make sure you are consuming extra fluids, especially water, during this time as it is common for milk production to decline during a cold. Some moms find the use of a humidifier helpful as well as salt water gargling twice daily (1/4 – ½ tsp of salt in 1 c of water).
If you can avoid over-the-counter (OTC) medications during this time that is best as almost all drugs transfer into breastmilk. Below are some common examples of OTC medications and their safety profile with respect to breastfeeding.
When Emily Schuman, the founder of Cupcakes and Cashmere, told me she found the Calmmother feeding and sleep program tremendously helpful and instrumental in getting her baby to be a great sleeper I was humbled. It didn't surprise me that the program worked for Emily because it has helped many women and their families, including my own. My sister and I have been following her blog since the beginning and we've watched as Emily continues to grow her business while appearing to have seamlessly transitioned into motherhood!Read More