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Does my age affect my milk supply?

No: There are no indications that age has anything to do with producing an adequate milk supply. ...Read more

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How will pumping affect my milk supply?

How will pumping 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 more

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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'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.

Should not be problm: Hydrate well and make plans to increase some of your rest/sleep times to accommodate the change, and this should not effect your milk supply. ...Read more

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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?

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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Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Yes: It will definitely dry out if you stop breastfeeding. How little breastfeeding you can do and still have milk is highly individual. ...Read more

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Returning from maternity leave and don't want to jeopardize my milk supply though. Any ideas?

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

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How can I manage my milk supply?

How can I manage my milk supply?

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 more

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