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How can I lessen my milk supply?

How can I lessen my milk supply?

Reduce feedings: Plan on decreasing your breastfeeding sessions by one a day over several weeks. This will enable a slow steady decrease in production and a more comfortable weaning period. ...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 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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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 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 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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How can I increase my breast milk supply?

How can I increase my breast milk supply?

Pump or nurse more: Increasing milk supply is a classic supply vs demand. If you are also giving formula to your baby, and not nursing or pumping regularly, your milk supply will adjust accordingly. When you nurse or pump, make sure you are relaxed and comfortable and drink plenty of water. ...Read more

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How can I incesase my milk supply?

How can I incesase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could decrease milk supply in breasts?

Can you tell me how I could decrease milk supply in breasts?

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

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How can I stop my milk production?

How can I stop my milk production?

Slowly: You cannot just stop suddenly, otherwise you will get engorged. So what you can do is "take away a feeding" every week and you should be able to come off breastfeeding in about 6-8 weeks. ...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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What can I do to increase my milk supply while pumping?

What can I do to increase my milk supply while pumping?

Pump or nurse more: Breastmilk production is a supply and demand system. If you are trying to increase your supply you need more demand- which means more frequent stimulation of the breast, so either pump or nurse more. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breastmilk production?

Water: Make sure that you are drink enough water and that your are eating well. Many of my mom's forget that if there is not enough for you then there is not enough for you baby. Some people have used fenugreek or mother's milk tea to increase milk production. Fennel seed tea may also help. But good nutrition is a must. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could boost up my breast milk supply?

Can you tell me how I could boost up my breast milk supply?

The hard way : Unfortunately the only proven way is to nurse often and then pump after each session, and to start this process early. There are home remedies that various cultures have used for ages, there are supplements that may provide variable success, but frequent nursing is the most established way. ...Read more

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Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

Pumping or Fenugreek: Breast milk production is often related to how often you feed your newborn. You should be feeding every 2 hrs day and every 3 hrs nighttime. This increases milk production. Also getting enough sleep and drinking at least 60 ounces of fluid per day. Also ask your OB about an herbal supplement called fenugreek that can increase milk production. ...Read more

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What can I do to increase my supply of breastmilk?

What can I do to increase my supply of breastmilk?

These May Help: In addition to nursing or pumping more often, stay well hydrated.Fenugreek supplements may help and appear safe.A course of the prescription drug Reglan (metoclopramide) helps some women.And above all make sure you are healthy with no hidden medical problems. ...Read more

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How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

How can I increase my breast milk supply after giving birth?

Keep going!: Though your milk supply may take a few days to come in fully, keep pumping and breast feeding every 2-3 hours! it will come! the first portion of breast milk will be colostrum. While not as much in a amount as regular breast milk, it has a higher concentration of nutrients that the child needs. ...Read more

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How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

How can I know my baby is getting enough milk from my breasts?

Happy: If teh baby appears satisfied between feedings every 2-3 hours or better, wetting 5 or more times a day and gaining weight properly, then they are getting enough. ...Read more

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How can I lessen my milk supply?

Reduce feedings: Plan on decreasing your breastfeeding sessions by one a day over several weeks. This will enable a slow steady decrease in production and a more comfortable weaning period. ...Read more

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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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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.

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 more

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Could drinking coffee while nursing reduce your milk supply?

Could drinking coffee while nursing reduce your milk supply?

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

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Will me not eating 3 meals a day while breastfeeding reduce my milk supply? I seem to only eat 1-2 meals per day

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 more

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I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to increase my milk supply?

I am currently a exclusive pumper and my milk supply has decreased, what vitamins or supplements can I take to increase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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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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 incesase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk. ...Read more

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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 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 dry out?

When will my milk supply dry out?

Shortly after...: Shortly after it is no longer in demand. Letdown of milk causes release of hormones that promote more milk production. ...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?

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?

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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