Establishing a Good Milk Supply

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (North Crossing)

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Prairie Parkway)

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (San Marnan)

1655 E San Marnan Dr.
Suite H
Waterloo, Iowa 50702

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (United Medical Park)

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Waverly)

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

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What helps me make a good milk supply and make breastfeeding successful?

  • Frequent breastfeeding or pumping to keep your breasts soft and empty helps build and maintain a good milk supply.
  • Nurse baby or pump every 1-3 hours. At least 8-12 times or more each 24 hours for the first few weeks after birth, both day and night.
  • Milk left in the breast more than 3-4 hours slows your milk production & decreases your supply.
  • Drink plenty of fluids, eat a well balanced diet with plenty of fiber, and rest often day and night to help give you energy to nurse and care for your baby.

Please call Allen Hospital's Lactation Consultant with questions at (319) 235-3620.