Establishing a Good Milk Supply

UnityPoint Clinic - Express

101 Cedar River Pkwy
Suite 101
Waverly, Iowa 50677

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Urgent Care - North Crossing

2134 Logan Ave.
Suite A
Waterloo, Iowa 50703

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Urgent Care - Prairie Parkway

5100 Prairie Parkway
Suite 101
Cedar Falls, Iowa 50613

03 Patients
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Urgent Care - San Marnan

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

02 Patients
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Urgent Care - United Medical Park

1731 W Ridgeway Ave.
Suite 100
Waterloo, Iowa 50701

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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.