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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Unlikely to be pbm: I suppose if you were swilling down frosties to the point your body was stressed, this could be an issue.However, the fluids you ingest are raised to your existing body temperature within minutes. The occasional cold drink would be fine. ...Read more
Will the birth control that is implanted in the arm decrease my milk supply or cause any harm to my 3 week old. Breast feed only?
No and No: No the small amount of hormones excreted into the milk does not have any affect on supply or any harm to baby. ...Read more
I'm afraid that if i start exercising my milk supply is going to decrease significantly. What could I do to keep a good supply?
Milk supply: Baby sucking on the breast is the best stimulator. Ample fluid intake and good nutritious food are paramount. ...Read more
Not really: Missing one pump may decrease a little but can be made up with pumping more frequently later...Missing it consecutively for a few days...Yes your breasts will consider that a missed feed and decrease for that time frame. ...Read more
Reduce breast milk: Reducing your breast milk production can usually be accomplished by gradually reducing your breast feeding/pumping schedule and using a tight bra. Avoid the herb fenugreek and the medication Reglan, (metoclopramide)which can increase milk production. Certain mints may reduce breast milk production as well. ...Read more
I want to lose weight and I am breastfeeding, if i ate less rice, does the milk supply also decrease?
No: Eating less rice shouldn't change the breast milk flow. White rice is plain carbohydrate (carbs), so eating a lot of rice isn't healthy anyway. A woman can lose weight while breastfeeding if she eats fewer calories per day than is needed for her personal needs plus for the production of breast milk. ...Read more
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