Shutterstock New mothers are commonly heaped with advice — some of it welcome, some not. But there's one rather unconventional piece of wisdom that stands out from the rest: For decades, women have been told they should drink Guinness — the dark, Irish beer — to boost their production of breast milk and nourish their newborns. To Guinness lovers, this might be a welcome nugget of advice. But does it stand up to scientific scrutiny? One thing we do know is that the idea has roots deep in history, long before Guinness came along. In fact, humans have been touting the milk-boosting benefits of beer for centuries.
I am using the hospital pump and will be renting one once I am discharged later today. Every time I hold her I work on latching and breast feeding as well. She has started connecting with the nipple, but has a hard time staying latched and suckling. I've also started pumping for longer, 15 minutes per breast, and trying different levels of suction and have started producing more.