Ten Out of Tens: Can using a TENS machine successfully stimulate your milk supply when breastfeeding?

Anna Ireland

Can a TENS machine help with milk production? 

The logic behind the idea is certainly simple; our milk production is stimulated by our baby feeding. This can be replicated by using a breast pump, or by manual stimulation.

By using a TENS machine around your nipple area, the concept is that the nerve stimulation around the breasts will also work to encourage your brain to release prolactin, which, in turn, stimulates your breasts to increase milk production.

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