Essential Oils to Boost Milk Supply in Breastfeeding

July 17, 2017   /   byBrittany Kelly  / Categories :  Feeds

If you’re nursing, you may be wondering if there are any essential oils that can help boost your milk supply. Fortunately, using essential oils can help! Here are some of the best essential oils to boost milk supply in breastfeeding.

Essential Oils to Boost Milk Supply in Breastfeeding

Essential Oils to Boost Milk Supply in Breastfeeding

Which Essential Oils Help?

There are several essential oils which can help stimulate breast milk production. These include clary sage, basil, and geranium. Fennel essential oil is another great choice if you are looking to increase your breast milk supply, but it’s important to keep in mind that using it for long periods of time. Long-term use of fennel essential oil can affect the urinary tract. It’s best to only use it for seven to 10 days at a time.

How Do You Use Essential Oils to Boost Milk Supply?

The first thing you will want to do is blend your essential oil of choice with a carrier oil. Coconut oil and olive oil are both particularly good choices for this. Once your essential oil has been diluted, you will want to apply the blend to your breast or lymph area. It’s also thought that applying essential oil to the spine near the breast area can help boost your milk supply.

Essential Oils to Boost Milk Supply in Breastfeeding

How Can You Make Sure Essential Oils Are Safe for Your Baby?

It’s best to avoid applying essential oils directly to the nipple. The flavor or the scent of the essential oil blend could cause your baby to experience an aversion to your nipple and, ultimately, breastfeeding.

You will also want to make sure that you do not apply essential oils to your breast while you are nursing or when the baby’s head is near your breast. If possible, try to do it when you know that your baby won’t need to be nursed again right away.

Which Essential Oils Should Be Avoided?

It’s important to keep in mind that not all essential oils boost breast milk supply. In fact, peppermint oil has been found to decrease breast milk supply. Not only should you avoid applying it topically while you are breastfeeding, but you will also want to avoid consuming it as well.

These are just some tips on using essential oils to boost milk supply in breastfeeding. Before you use any essential oils while nursing, it’s important to do a little research ahead of time or talk to your doctor to make sure that it will be safe for you and your baby!  

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