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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am breast-feeding and am interested in doing a figure competition. How can I prepare for competition without affecting my milk supply?
Nurse,pump, exercise: Human breast milk has a high % fat, so nursing is like a small, daily liposuction. Don't take your diet down to unsafe levels. Exercise more, and nurse more. If your baby is full, and you desire to express more milk, you can use a breast pump. Get enough rest. Expect to be tired. As long as you are patient, you will see good results.I have had several patients go through the same experience. ...Read more
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
Are frequent long breastfeedings (2 hours) a sign of low milk supply? Also have to usually supplement night cluster feeds.
Breastfeeding: It usually only takes about 15 minutes on each side to empty the breast. After that he/she is just using you as a pacifier. If you are concerned about your milk volume, increase your fluids. Drink 8-12 ounces every time you nurse your baby. You can drink water, milk, juice or whatever you prefer just limit caffeine to one drink a day. Also, eat! if you eat well your milk will be more satisfying. ...Read more
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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