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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am recently pregnant, and breastfeeding a 3 month old. How do I keep my milk supply up throughout the pregnancy?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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