Breastfeeding isn't always easy— it places a huge demand on your body, it takes up a lot of time, and it doesn't always work seamlessly for all moms. One of the biggest issues some women have is their milk supply. It can be tough producing enough milk to feed a growing baby, and some moms find themselves in desperate need of a few more ounces per day. For moms who need to boost their supply, power pumping can be a great option. There are a few important things to know about power pumping before trying it, but it can get you big results in a relatively short amount of time.
After about 10 months of breastfeeding my daughter, I started having trouble getting enough milk to meet her daily needs. My freezer stash was also running dangerously low, but I wasn't yet ready to start supplementing with formula— so I turned to power pumping. Although it was kind of a drag to be hooked up to my pump for so long every day, it did the trick and I got the boost I needed.
Here are nine key things to know about power pumping correctly and what it can do for your supply.