Will Eating More Increase Your Milk Supply?

There’s a major misconception that mothers of a greater weight have to ability to produce more milk. This leads to mothers thinking they should go on and eat more food thinking this will help induce their milk supply.

But how accurate is that?

Today I will clear up maliciously spread information about weight and breastfeeding, and provide the accurate input on this important topic.

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Mirna Elsabbagh, Adult & Child Nutritionist - Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition

Truth is: Eating more in general and during pregnancy will not increase your milk supply. In fact, overweight moms tend to produce fewer amounts of milk!

Mothers that are considered obese have a higher risk of producing inadequate milk supply.

So what’s the rule here?

The answer is:

As long as you’re having a normal weight and following a healthy diet your milk supply will be more than enough!

Also, having more fats does not mean producing denser milk. In fact, studies show that all mothers generally contain similar amounts of fats. However, you can control a tiny bit of the "type of fat in your diet" by picking healthier foods like olive oil and avocado instead saturated fats like butter.

Eventually, the most effective factor on your milk supply is the frequency of your breastfeeding after delivery.

Therefore, as long as you’re having a healthy lifestyle, kick-off all the false breastfeeding misconceptions!


Mirna Elsabbagh, Adult & Child Nutritionist - Breastfeeding and Child Nutrition


I hope this was helpful!

Mirna Sabbagh, an adult and child dietitian, nutritionist, and lactation consultant. She also has several digital courses: Pregnancy Nutrition Course, breastfeeding course,  starting solids 6-12 months courseand also child nutrition for all children including picky eaters, that you can sign up for from the comfort of your home.

The courses are pre-recorded. As soon as you make the course purchase, you will receive a link to watch the course from your phone or laptop.

You can also e-mail Mirna for questions on info@mirnaelsabbagh.com

Mirna is no longer doing consultations. Her online courses and webinars cover 95% of parents common concerns.