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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 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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Can hydrangea root affect milk supply?

Can hydrangea root affect milk supply?

Not enough known: Not enough is known about the use of hydrangea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. It is unsafe to use more than two grams of dried hydrangea root at a time. ...Read more

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Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again. Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again.  Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Not enought details: Is your baby growing well? If so, it's possible that you have an extremely rapid letdown, and baby is 'flooded' with milk in the first few minutes of nursing. If that's the case, baby doesn't want to latch on because he's full. If not growing, let down may be slow; pump a few minutes to get flow going, then put baby on. Have lactation spec. Or pediatrician watch you nurse-getting areola in? ...Read more

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What should I do if i suspect low milk supply? What are the signs besides weight and diapers as i've been supplementing, so he is getting enough.

What should I do if i suspect low milk supply? What are the signs besides weight and diapers as i've been supplementing, so he is getting enough.

Got milk?: Usually weight checks and urine and stool output are the best way to determine whether a baby is getting enough to eat or not. Steady weight gain and "pee and poop" is an indicator that breast and/or bottle feeding is doing its job. Worried about total milk supply, then "google" the herb fenugreek. Taken regularly, this herb and plenty of hydration can really help a mom's breast milk supply. ...Read more

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How can I lessen my milk supply?

How can I lessen my milk supply?

Why?: It's physiological reflex, which is regulated by the babies needs, his sucking abilities and hormonal response. As the baby growing, the milk production increases, and than slowly decreases towards the 12 month, in average. ...Read more

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