A member asked:

My breastfed baby is 3 month old. now it seems my milk supply reduced.baby cries at breast and not passing stool for 3 days.now at this stage if i feed my baby every 2 hour on schedule can i establish my milk supply?

A doctor has provided 1 answer
Dr. Yvette Kratzberg answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

The most common reasons for a decrease in milk supply is decreased feeding times. When a breastfeeding mother reduces either the length of time breastfeeding or decreases number of feeding times per day significantly, her body responds by producing less milk. As can starting certain medications, estrogen contraceptives or being pregnant again. Try feeding every 3 hours consistently.

Answered Jul 28, 2023



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