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Will my milk supply increase again if i have noticed it dropping?

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: Often something contributes to decrease in milk supply - stress, illness, lack of sleep - that is transient. If your baby is young (less than 4 months) you are very likely to be able to increase your supply by resolving the stressor and by increasing expression of milk. As baby gets older, substantial decreases in supply are harder to resolve.
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Yes: Sure, if we know what caused the drop in supply. Breastmilk is made on a "demand and supply" schedule- the more milk out, the more milk is made. If you haven't had as much milk out, for multiple reasons, your supply will drop. Feeding the baby more (more milk out) will help that drop. If you are still having problems, getting help from a lactation consultant is your next best step!
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A 49-year-old member asked:

What will increase my milk supply?

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Dr. Carlos Jesurun
Neonatology 49 years experience
Longer time and freq: Feed frequently every 2-3 hrs, feed longer duration each time (20 minutes/side). Try not to get uptight. Drink plenty of fluids.
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Last updated Aug 10, 2017

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