Breastfeeding may be the most natural thing in the world, but the reality is that there's nothing simple about it. The way your body creates milk and gives it to your baby is incredibly complex, and involves so much more than just your breasts and your baby. In order for breastfeeding to be as smooth and effective as possible, your entire body (and even your mind) needs to be "in sync." If you've ever suspected a dip in your milk supply, but weren't quite sure why, it's likely that you're unaware of a few of the small breastfeeding mistakes that are taking a toll on your supply. Since breastfeeding involves so much of your body, it's easy to let these mistakes happen without noticing.
One article from the University of Florida noted that many moms are unprepared for the mental and physical toll that breastfeeding can take on their body. Low or diminished supply can be caused by many, many things, and keeping track of them all seems like a job in and of itself.
Don't let that add to your worries about your milk supply though. With these common mistakes in the back of your mind, keeping an eye on your supply will soon become second nature.