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How many feedings can I skip without making my milk supply dry out?

How many feedings can I skip without making my milk supply dry out?

1, 2: Not many. Your milk supply is determined by a simple demand and frequency of stimulation practice. If you skip feedings without pumping this signals to your body less demand, therefore less milk is made. Try to pump every 4 hours when you are away from your baby. See the CDC website for breast milk storage guidelines. ...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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Cabbage roll dried up my milk supply, what to do?

Cabbage roll dried up my milk supply, what to do?

Trying to nurse?: Are you trying to nurse or wean? I'm not clear from your question? If you are trying to nurse then just nurse the baby frequently on demand, drink lots of water. See a lactation specialist ...Read more

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My working wife finds it difficult to feed our 5 mo baby during weekends. Is there any way she can increase her milk supply(prefrbly home remedies). ?

My working wife finds it difficult to feed our 5 mo baby during weekends. Is there any way she can increase her milk supply(prefrbly home remedies). ?

Pump regularly: Milk is produced based on demand. If she's only nursing on the weekends, then she's not going to make enough and will, in fact, start to dry up. She should be pumping on a regular schedule during the week to keep her supply up. This milk can also be stored and fed to the baby in bottles, which is better than formula in most cases. ...Read more

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My newborn screams during bf, then latches again to feed for a few minutes then screams again. Milk supply is very good. New prob started 2 nights ago?

My newborn screams during bf, then latches again to feed for a few minutes then screams again. Milk supply is very good. New prob started 2 nights ago?

Review your recent: Diet for gas-producing, allergenic or strongly-flavored foods or new medications. Crying causes air-swallowing & gas cramps in infants.Burp her if the crying starts with feeds. Ask your hospital's nursery nurses or a lactation consultant to teach you the " colic carry, " a secure hold for tilting her bottom up to help her expel gas, as intestinal smooth muscle doesn't function perfectly yet. ...Read more

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Will I be able to feed my twins with my milk supply?

Will I be able to feed my twins with my milk supply?

Yes: Breast milk supplies will increase to meet demand so don't worry about this. Women with twins or even tripplets who wish to exclusively breast feed can and do nurse all the time. ...Read more

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Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Will my milk supply dry out if I don't breastfeed routinely?

Yes: It will definitely dry out if you stop breastfeeding. How little breastfeeding you can do and still have milk is highly individual. ...Read more

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Is my milk supply going to dry up if i supplement with formula?

Is my milk supply going to dry up if i supplement with formula?

Maybe: It will decrease proportionately to how much you supplement with formula. The more formula your give baby, the less breast milk you will produce. You can help prevent that by pumping when you are not nursing. ...Read more

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Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Breast Milk Supply: Active ingredient is gaufenisin- which will not effect milk supply. However the dosage of guafenisin in Robitussin (guaifenesin) is low and not shown to be clinically effective. American college of chest physicians discourages the use of any over the counter cough medications as they are all ineffective. ...Read more