How to increase breastmilk supply without pumping

20200801_235453_0000Breastmilk is the best food for a baby but breastfeeding exclusively isn’t always that easy.

In the beginning once your baby is born , most women like myself struggle to produce milk and buy the third day with consistent pumping your breast will get so engorged and painful. Now you have moved from no breast milk to excess breast milk.

But if you are breastfeeding exclusively there comes a point where you will notice that your milk supply is low hence that title how to increase your breastmilk supply without pumping.

Now these steps are things that I personally have seen work for me

  • Drink lots of water: When I drink one bottle of water every hour, I have an increase in breastmilk but water alone don’t do it. Drinking water is very beneficial because breastmilk contains water and your baby is sucking it out of you. So you need to stay hydrated.
  • Eating healthy high calories food: I noticed that when I ate low calorie food or junk food my milk supply was decreased . So I mixed it. I ate more rice, fufu and soup (African food), oatmeal, bread and peanut butter and milk ( baby’s doctor recommended just one glass a day).
  • Sex: Believe me this works. Or should I say foreplay stimulates your body to produce milk. Especially when the boobs are fondled. ( I didn’t want to call them girls because it will sound really wired).
  • Drinking dark chocolate: This was recommended to me by a nurse when I had my first born and was struggling to produce breast milk. I drink hot Hershey’s chocolate. When I need to boost my milk supply.
  • Sugar cane with it’s juice: This was also a recommendation from the same nurse and it works. I got a can so sugar cane with juice from an Asian store and it gave a boost in milk supply.

The list goes on but these are the top things that I do when I notice decrease in milk supply.

pexels-cleyder-duque-4518013But the best way to increase your supply is to let your baby latch on your breast. This is because when your baby sucks your breast there is a chemical reaction between your nipples and the baby’s silver that sends a message to your brain telling your brain that the baby is hungry and how much milk your needs. 

Now if you are a first time mom you might wonder how do you know that there is a decrease in your milk supply. You know this when your breast feels flat and empty. when you have good milk supply it will look full and pecky.

Fashion tips to rocking Ankara blouse


Hi fashion friends welcome to my site brillberrie’s world .Over here there is no judgment or shame on your sense of fashion. We believe that you can be the greatest you on your everyday life. As an African woman I take pride in our culture ; which include our language, fashion , food etc.

Ankara fabric is a material that transcends cultures and generations in Nigeria and Africa at large . It is a light weight fabric that can be worn in any style during the summer,honestly this fabric can be worn all year round. But in today’s blog I will be showing you some tips on how to rock Ankara blouse in the summer.

Ankara blouse with trumpet sleeves

Here is a beautiful blue ankara daisy flower blouse with trumpet sleeves that I just made for one of my clients. She is going to rock this blouse wit same fabric wrapper popularly called iru and buba . But this blouse can be worn with more contemporary ways. If you want you custom clothes made you can contact me directly through email

You can wear this blue or black pencil jeans and some heels

SHOES: I love open-toe-shoes with denim pants, its makes you look chic. it does not smell because air enters it easily and dries up sweats. Now if you don’t like to showcase your beautiful toes you can still cover them up with pumps too. Here are some high heel shoes you can rock this outfit with if you are going to work , school, meeting or even to a doctors appointment.

just fabulous

you may be the type that likes to rock flats e.g sandals, slipper and i say go for it as look as you look fabulous and feel comfortable with it.

They say that diamonds are a girls best friend and I say wohoooo count me in . Check out these amaaazing stunning rings I found.

Breath taking

Absolutely stunning

You should always carry a bag ,purse of something to put your phone, keys and other essentials away. I feel like it looks kinda tacky for a lady to be carrying things in her hands. Or what do you think? leave your comment below.

Father’s Day. Or Dad’s day

Happy Father’s Day to all fathers. I should really say happy dad’s day. Because not all fathers are dads.

Those who deserve this day

  1. The biological father who cares and is there for their child .
  2. The step father who loves and cares for the child as his own.
  3. The brother who cares about his siblings . Supports them looks after them offer help, advice and stands in for the dad.
  4. The uncle or male community members that shows interest in the well-being of the child in the community or family in the absence of even in the presence of the biological father.

5. The foster father. Words cannot describe how much you are appreciated.

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Prom ready

I told my cousin I would make her prom dress , whatever style she wanted and she said she wanted something different. She said she wanted something different from the rest.

She sent me a picture

And she said she don’t want to show her cleavage like this girl because she is very modest #raisedright. She supplied the fabric and I took care of everything else especially lots of love. 


I started with drafting the pattern on the mannequin which I stuffed up to her size

I ironed it out and traced it on my brown paper which I use as patten paper for the bodice

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I cut the fabric out using the drafted pattern. I ironed the interfacing on the front side of the pattern

After I stitched both the lining and the fabric of the bodice together.

I applied 3” wide horsehair braiding to a long rectangle fabric , say about 3 yards. I gathered the hard tulle, lining and fabric to her waistline size and stitched together.

After everything came together I applied the Trim (please click and watch the video if you want to learn how I applied the trim)

She was blown away when she saw the dress and Mehn did she look fabulous in that dress

Grace and Elegance

The above pictures are links to where the some of the items I used to make dress were purchased.

If you would like me to make your own special event outfit leave a comment or send me an email and we will set an appointment with you.

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How to apply fusible trim

Hi there on this project I was working on, this is how I applied this pretty trim on the sleeves and waistline of the project to add sparkle.

This is the trim I used and I bought it from hobby Lobby. There was a 50% discount on all trims so I bought two .

Iron should be on medium heat and no steam. I used paper towel as support for the sleeves as I could not place it flat on the ironing board and I don’t have sleeve board( don’t know it’s name). Apply the iron for 20 seconds remove and let it 😎

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Working progress

Hi there just a sneak peek on what I am working on

making a prom dress for my cousin. This will turn out beautiful. Links to purchasing your own mannequin and dress form pads

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5 Essentials that ladies should put in their purses

Hi there welcome once again to Brillberrie’s world where we believe that you can be the greatest in your everyday life.

As ladies have you ever been in a position were while you are out and about you need something to wipe your hand or you have an emergency like your monthly friend comes earlier than expected, but you don’t have anything to save the day? Now if your answer is YES !!!!!!!! , then just know that you are not alone in this , because like you and thousand other women out there I too have had these awful nasty experiences. That is why i have out together five must haves in your purses.

5 Essentials that ladies should put in their purse
  1. HAND SANITIZER: Ladies this is my number one essential things to put in you purse. as a matter of fact they come in small key holder sizes. You need to protect yourself first from all kinds and forms of germs. think about it, have you ever used a hand sanitizer and you feel a sting on your hand but you don’t see any blood or can barely see any bruise but just a little bruise on the back of your hand?, well lucky for you the alcohol in the hand sanitizier cleans a bruised skin and prevents infection. Our hands is thefirst part of our body to get in contact with germ and most of the time we do not have soap and water near by all we can rely on is the hand sanitizer.

2. SANITARY PAD: Every woman or female adolescence need a sanitary pad or sanitary towel in their bag or purse. it does not matter if it is that time of the month or not. you need to have at least.

3. Travel size tissue paper or wipes: Have you ever touched something nasty or as mothers , have your baby or young child sneezed and things gets messy and you don’t have something to clean it up? If yes , you are not alone. You need to always have something to wipe dirt off.

4.  Make-up : Every woman should have some sort of make-up in their purse. Not necessarily the whole giant make up box, but for instance, a lip gloss or lip stick and setting powder or what some people call dry powder. I advise that you put in your bag the item that you use the most in your purse. Some people use mascara more while others use eye pencils or even lip liners more. what ever suits you. But this is an essential because you never know who you will meet on your way out and will need to touch up your face a little.

This is my very best setting powder that I have . It translucent, meaning it works well with all skin tone as well as make up and you can always reapply without being afraid of over applying.

5. CHEWING GUM , MINT CANDY OR OR MOUTH SPRAY: This was is definitely an essential. seriously there is nothing worse than a pretty woman with bad breath. If you are in a long meeting or class and feel sleepy you can put a little mint or gum in your mouth to keep you awake. But please remember, if you are in these setting do not pop that gum!! and chew with your mouths closed at all times.

These are the five essentials that every woman should have in her bag. Other things that is good to always carry is pepper spray,comb or hair brush , pen portable first aid kit. I would like to know your opinion on what you think are the essentials for your purse.

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Bracing your defeat.

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Hi, welcome to brillberrie’s world, here we believe that you can be the greatest you in your everyday life.

In life, we have all been defeated in one way or the other. Certain circumstances have challenged our ability to sour🛫, and our capabilities to stand firm in what we believe is right.

At times our world is snatched from within us like a carpet is pulled from beneath us, leaving you struggling to get balance but yet we eventually fall into defeat.

Now why do I tag this blog ” bracing your defeat”? That is because it is yours, meaning it was Orchestrated or would I say custom  to fit you and no one else. So therefore, if that is the case, I have good news for you. A human being is a complex organism meaning that it will take more than one phase of life to make or break…

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