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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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Is it true exercise can affect my milk supply?

Is it true exercise can affect my milk supply?

Exercise and milk: Yes but it would take a lot of exercise and sweating and dehydration to affect supply much. No likely you are doing that much is my guess-say as in a marathon. But check with your Dr and check with your local La Leche League. ...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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How can I reduce my milk supply?

How can I reduce my milk supply?

Slowly wean: Whether you are directly feeding or pumping, decreasing weekly by one feed or pumping session over several weeks should work well. ...Read more

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How do I keep my milk supply up?

How do I keep my milk supply up?

Pump: You can increase your breast milk supply by pumping or nursing more frequently. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water as increased hydration will improve your milk production. Good overall nutrition is equally important. ...Read more

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When will my milk supply come in?

When will my milk supply come in?

3-4 weeks: Milk supply rises steadily over the first 3-4 days post partum, which is fine since the baby's need for feeding rises at about the same rate. ...Read more

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How can I keep my milk supply up?

How can I keep my milk supply up?

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 more

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How can I increase my milk supply?

How can I increase my milk supply?

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 more

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How can I decrease my milk supply?

How can I decrease my milk supply?

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 more

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What will increase my milk supply?

What will increase my milk supply?

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. ...Read more

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Why has my milk supply has suddenly increased?

Why has my milk supply has suddenly increased?

How old is: Your baby? When a baby nurses, stimulation of milk production occurs. Your baby is doing a good job of assuring his or her milk supply. ...Read more

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How can I maintain my milk supply?

How can I maintain my milk supply?

Good hydration: Keep yourself well hydrated, well nourished, and feed/pump to fully empty your breasts regularly. ...Read more

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