If you're worried you may have a low milk supply, you've probably heard about a strategy called "power pumping" that is supposed to increase your milk supply in a short amount of time. Although the concept sounds too good to be true, many moms swear they notice an increase after only a few sessions. If you think power pumping might be for you, you'll need a few power pumping hacks to make your sessions more manageable and productive.
Power pumping isn't for everyone, but if you need to up your supply and you're willing to stick with it for a while, it's certainly worth a shot. According to Lansinoh, the best way to boost your supply is to breastfeed often. For some women, that isn't possible because their baby just isn't into the thought of eating constantly, so power pumping is a great alternative. The strategy is meant to mimic the way a baby cluster feeds (nurses often in a short period of time,) thereby triggering your body to produce more milk.
To practice power pumping, all you need is your pump and an entire hour to yourself. In that hour, you'll pump for 20 minutes and then rest for 10, repeating the process until your hour is up. You can even double up, and have two power pumping sessions in a day.