Increasing Breast Milk Supply

Breastfeeding is a method many new moms choose in order to feed their newborns. However, despite their best efforts, many are not able to breastfeed due to low milk supply. According to a recent study by Children’s Hospital Medical Center, nearly 1 in 4 new mothers are pre-diabetic. The study suggests that the same metabolic factors causing pre-diabetes may also be causing low milk supply. Metformin, a drug widely prescribed to stabilize high blood sugar levels, has been proven to increase milk supply for breastfeeding mothers who also have problems with their insulin. However, before making any decisions, talk with your doctor to see if Metformin is best for you.