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Does My Age Affect My Milk Supply
Maintains, supports: Most bf moms will face a baby that has periods of vigerous demand & days of marginal feeding interest. Some with generous production just have more milk and engorgement is not pleasent. Pumping may not extract as much as baby, but it can help soften the breast for a better latch & lay up a supply for daddy night bottles or reserves if a short trip or surgery is needed. I see no downside to pumping. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm breasfeeding a 3 month old I want to start jogging and doing physical exercises will that be a good idea won't it affect my milk supply.
I am breastfeeding my 6wks old son. During a day nurse him every 3 hours. At night he needs to nurse just 2times. Does it affect my milk supply?
It should not: Affect the supplyGet a more detailed answer ›
I'm wanting to take a probiotic I am nursing my 4 month old son will this affect my milk supply or be harmful to his health at all?
They're fine: Probiotics are perfectly fine to take while nursing! Congratulations for making it 4 months with the nursing. Make sure as you get to warmer weather to get plenty of fluids as well. Also, some studies suggest probiotics work best if they are natural within foods such as yogurts, so consider adding them to your diet this way and not just as a pill or additive. ...Read more
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Pump at work: For the feeds you are skipping that will help keep your milk supply up. Get a good hospital grade pump which you can rent of needed. ...Read more
Supply and demand: If you are the mother of a newborn, nursing frequently will help to establish your supply. I encourage moms to nurse every 1 1/2-2 hrs. During the daytime, especially if the baby is not very demanding. At night, you should feed on demand, but no less frequently than every 3-4 hours. Once feeding patterns are established, feed on demand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Breastfeed and pump: If a baby is not breastfeeding often enough, or is not drinking enough milk from the breasts at each feeding, then the mom can use a breast pump to maintain or increase her milk supply. She can pump her breasts in between breastfeedings and/or pump right after each breastfeeding. The milk can be stored in a freezer for later use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Empty breasts fully: If you are able to empty your breasts with each feeding or follow each feeding with pumping to release the final milk, your body will continue to increase milk production. Keep yourself well hydrated and nourished at all times and nurse frequently. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Decrease feedings: Your body will adjust the amount of milk it produces depending on how much it perceives your baby needs. (that is why some mom's can successfully nurse twins.) that being said, if you cut down on the number of breastfeeding sessions (and offer either expressed breastmilk or formula), your body will over time cut back on the amount of milk it produces. Do this gradually to avoid engorgement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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