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How Can I Lessen My Milk Supply
I like to express milk in a bottle to see how much my baby is taking is that also breasfeeding or wil inot reduce my milk supply.
Don't need to know: We don't need to know how much a baby drinks while breastfeeding, as long as the baby is growing normally, as shown by the growth charts that track height and weight at each visit to the doctor. If the baby gets sick, irritable, or is not making wet diapers, the doctor can evaluate. In a baby who is not growing, we can just weigh the baby before and after a breastfeeding to see how much he drank. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Caffeine- nursing: The coffee is not so much the problem as the caffeine is. Modest caffeine intake will not affect milk supply, but if you get over 300-400 mg of caffeine daily it could affect production and also be passed to the infant and make them a bit more "wired". Try decaf coffee or limit yourself to just a cup or two daily. Thanks for dong this for your baby - breast is best! ...Read more
Will me not eating 3 meals a day while breastfeeding reduce my milk supply? I seem to only eat 1-2 meals per day
Breast milk : I am guessing you know the answer. If you don't eat you will make less milk. You will also contribute to more breakdown of your own body stores of calcium etc and have trouble if your own. Eat right and as often as needed. You are eating for two! If you want to lose weight then exercise and eat wisely. If you don't like this use formula instead. It would be better if you take care of U! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to increase my milk supply?
After several bottle feedings(pumped breastmilk) my 3 months old does not stay attached to breast.if i switch to pumping does it reduce milk supply?
Not really : Your breasts have a biochemical servomechanism so that if your kid (or the pump) sucks out say 2.5 ounces then the breast fills itself up with an additional 2.5 ounces. He may have a weak suck, he may have a tongue-tie. Best thing to do is just check weight gain. Can do that at doc's office. If growing well then child is getting enough food. ...Read more
My son had a bowel obstruction surgery a day after birth , i was currently breast feeding but now my milk supply has decreased , what formula is best?
Several possibities: It is not unusual for the stress of such events to tax your strength and alter your milk production. You could enlist the aid of a breastfeeding coach (la leche league) and get your supply back up.If you are exhausted and have decided to go to formula there are many out there that will be suitable.Find one that baby will take and keep down without difficulty and stick with it. ...Read more
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