This Viral Breast Pumping Hack Will Boost Your Milk Supply And It’s A Game Changer

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There is a viral breast pumping hack that will make so many moms breathe a little easier.

When I was nursing my son, I couldn’t pump fast enough to keep up with his appetite. I had to supplement with formula, and it completely stressed me out.

Thank goodness we weren’t going through a baby formula shortage at that point. I would have been a basket case.

Maybe, if I would have known about this breast pumping hack back then, things could have gone differently.

Hear this. I’m NOT saying formula feeding your baby is wrong. It’s just fine for mothers who want to take advantage of that powdered gold. I just had the goal to nurse my son longer, and I felt like a failure.

I would pump in between feedings, and watch as that pump did its magic. Only, my boobs wouldn’t cooperate.

I would cry as the whoosh whoosh of the pump filled my ears, but the milk just wouldn’t fill the bottles.

It was a good day if I got 2 ounces of milk — and as you can guess — that isn’t much.

I would take all the supplements, drink all the tea, and do all the things that were supposed to boost my milk supply.

But, it was SO stressful.

Between him not feeding, nothing coming out when I was pumping, and trying to keep up with boosting my milk supply, I was freaking stress balls.

Turns out, stress could have actually been the culprit that depleted my milk supply. Who knew?!?

Bring on the viral nursing Facebook post by Milk and Motherhood.

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 [every] 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.

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Sound familiar? She would sit and watch as the milk trickled into the bottle.

I know from experience, watching no milk go into the bottles heightens the stress.

That’s when Johanna Sargeant, the lactation consultant behind Milk and Motherhood, came up with a super creative solution.

Now I advise mamas to put a sock over their pumping bottle, and it has been getting incredible results.

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A sock? A simple baby sock!! How genius!

Some women are telling me that they are getting 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!

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So, if you are having a hard time producing milk with your pumpings, sit back and relax. Put a sock on the bottle, and don’t even think about how much milk is coming out.

You just might be surprised with the results.

Want something else to help boost milk supply? Try these Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Lactation Cookies

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