Breastfeeding: Enough Breast Milk?
Jungle Juice recipe for milk production & increased energy levels
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First of all, take a deep breath. The chances of you not having enough breast milk, is really low - you will be fine. If you are one of the 15% of women who do not produce enough milk, you take another deep breath, contact your doctor for advice - even if it means that you’ll have to start with formula milk. A mom always wants to do what's best for her baby, anyway :)
If you want to increase your milk production, there are two ways you can go about it: naturally or chemically. In severe cases, contact your doctor for advice, you might need prescribed medication, but I will always suggest to try the natural route first.
Here is something you can try, mama!
Jungle Juice a.k.a. JJ :)
It’s a very popular mixture that helps to increase your milk production and your energy levels - the best part is that all of the ingredients are all natural!
With both babies, I started drinking JJ on the same day I gave birth.
It can literally be consumed whenever and however during the next upcoming months of breastfeeding. I absolutely LOVED it! I consumed about 2 litres of JJ daily during the first month of breastfeeding.
Tip: If you really want the juice to work, you have to commit to drinking it regularly.
This is my adjusted recipe for Jungle Juice:
2 litres Rooibos/ Red Bush Tea (cooled down)
1 Sachet Blackcurrant Rehidrat
1 x Cal C Vita (or any Vit C effervescent)
60 ml Schlehen Blackthorn Berry Elixir
10 drops Rescue Remedy
Double mixture (so that you have prepared juice for 2 days)
Mix in a 5 litre plastic bottle
Cheers mama! Enjoy :)
How do I know if I don’t have enough milk?
It’s impossible to tell how much breast milk your baby is consuming, when she’s feeding directly from the breast. I used to be so anxious with my firstborn, always worrying whether she was getting enough milk.
According to the medela.co.uk website, there are three signs that you should look out for when your baby does not get enough milk:
Poor weight gain
Insufficient wet or dirty nappies
If you have any concerns, speak to your doctor immediately.
Never forget that you’re doing great!