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A 30-year-old female asked:

Starting to breast feed 1 month after delivery been pumping but only get 1oz/day since i haven't been much. will it benefit to mix w/ formula?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mohammad Khan
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Natural breast feedi: the only way the breast feeding will work, if you do natural breast feeding with the infant suckling the natural way. The touch and suckling stimulate hormonal signals that bring the milk down. If you do natural breast feeding your milk supply will increase and breast feeding will work. Breast feed as long as you can for up to 2 years-good for you and good for your baby
Dr. Larry Xanthopoulos
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Better than nothing: Any breastmilk is better than nothing. Good job, keep up the effort, it is best for your child. You might want to pump every 3 hrs or so to increase your BM supply and consider supplementing with fenugreek which may augment breast milk supply.

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