If you are not sure whether you have a low milk supply, please read our article on the signs of low milk supply.
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Yes, it does, according to many mothers who have tried it! Although there is no scientific data to back it.
Yes, body armor drinks are safe to drink while breastfeeding, they are a wonderful option for those mothers who just can’t manage to drink enough water during the day. The only thing to be aware of is the sugar content of this drink, but fortunately, they are available in a lyte version too (sweetened with stevia, which is safe for a nursing mother.)
Body armor drinks do not contain any caffeine or preservatives - no artificial additives!
Mothers have reported an increase in milk supply when drinking between 1 - 2 body armor drinks per day. Some mothers find that one of these every two days is sufficient. Each individual is different. It would be wise to get the Lyte option, as only one 8-oz serving contains 18g of sugar.
If you can’t find the Lyte version, you can dilute it with coconut water, which as I mentioned above, is also a powerful lactogenic beverage.
Drinking 1- 2 of these daily could get pricey, so if you are looking for alternative ways to increase your milk supply, you can consume natural foods that are lactogenic. Learn more about our best foods to eat while breastfeeding.
You may also like our page on safe teas to drink while breastfeeding (including teas that increase milk supply.)
Seeing a lactation consultant should help, she can assess your specific situation and advise accordingly.