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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 3 more doctor answers
Compress & Cabbage: Wear a tight sports brra or wrap your chest with a tight ACE bandage. Compresion can help prevent engorgement. A natural remedy is to wrap with refrigerated cabbage leaves. The cold combined with chemicals in cabbage leaves can help dry up the millk supply. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If you look at the specifics, creating breast milk for baby requires metabolic work on your part ( that is quite passive).Over 1yr your breasts will use your body energy to create roughly 500-1000 cal/day for baby. If you only consume the diet you need for your pre-pregnancy weight, you could drop 1-2 pounds a week due to breastfeeding alone.If you eat more you loose less. ...Read more
How can my 4m old baby transition from breast milk to formula? She's tried many and just won't take any and bottles are not the problem.
Weaning from breast : If you are willing to pump your own breast milk & freeze it for daily use sine the baby is refusing to drink any formula, other wise you just have to keep trying until the baby gets used to one of the formulas, very soon you will be introducing sold food & that will help but you still need to offer formula or pumped breast milk. Good luck. ...Read more
How many minutes am i supposed to breast feed on each breast? For some reason my left breast is producing more milk. How can I even them out?
10-15 minutes: 10 -15 minutes on each breast is more than adequate to empty the breast. Baby actually gets 90% of the milk in the first 5 minutes.If one breast is significantly producing more, start your nursing always on the side that produces less. Baby's suck is more vigorous at the start of the feeding and will be more stimulating to that breast. Also can use warm compress to increase blood flow to that side. ...Read more
Besides weaning off breastfeeding slowly so I'm not in pain. What else can help dry up my milk quicker??
Can't have both: if you want to have less pain simply follow the course you're on. Taking medication to dry up the supply is unnecessary and probably NOT less painful ...Read more
Dieting 4 few weeks n i feel my milk supply has reduced n my 10 month old finds it tiring to suck so he leaves. R thr ways to boost milk supply?
Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more
I have not produced milk in 3 months and my baby will not latch on, is there anyway i can get my milk supply to come back and get her to latch on?
Lactation lapse: 3 months is a long time to interrupt breast feeding and expect to get it back. Nevertheless, try to get that oxytocin (hormone that stimulate breast milk production) going again by frequent feeds, pumping or expressing. If the babe cannot latch on try expressing using a coffee cup, a shield, or repositioning but don't allow the babe to become dehydrated - look for wet diapers every four hours. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does cabbage leave actually help the supply of breast milk ?
What can I do to get more milk supply
Fluids!: To boost your milk supply, i would recommend increasing your fluid intake. Drink plenty of water and milk! make sure that you are also getting enough rest, if possible! the more the baby feeds, the more milk you should produce. If you are supplementing, make sure that you are pumping frequently to keep production of milk up! ...Read more
Can i stop breastfeeding and only pump out milk? Iv tried but my milk supply is running out!! What to do...!!!!
My 11 week old chockes on his milk almost every feeding. We use the slowest flow nipples. What can we do to help this not happen so much?
Feeding: Choking on feeding could be a sign of a swallowing problem or a problem with the esophagus. Does he spit up after feeding? Does he have any breathing difficulty after feeding. You should discuss this with his pediatrician but be sure it is not a nipple problem. The best check for this is to turn the bottle upside down and observed the flow of milk. It should only be a slow drip one drop/sec. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I pump exclusively (baby refuses to latch) and now have 2 severe blood blisters on one nipple. How do I treat them so i can continue to pump?
Find support: Have you talked with your delivery team? Obgyns, midwives, doulas are all great sources of guidance and support. There are usually local breast-feeding groups that can be helpful with all sorts of new baby concerns. You can find friends and share both ideas and efforts. There are a few in franklin, tn. Less personal, but maybe enough - a druggist might have over-the-counter creams. Enjoy the baby! ...Read more
Ice packs: Apply ice packs to your breasts for 10-20 minutes at a time several times a day. ...Read more
2 months on simalac expert $30 per can , is it too late for me to start to nurse? I do still have milk . Will breast milk help his stomach?
I am only breast feeding my baby , when I use the breast pump do I have to sterilize it after each time or just wash it with soap and water?Knowing that I pump my milk 7 times a day in order to decrease the flow from my nipple to help the baby eat without
Follow Guidelines: Un-used breast milk can be stored at room temp (66-72 deg. F) for up to 10 hrs; in refrigerator (32-39 F) for up to 8 days; in freezer for up to 4 months. Following a feeding, discard any left-over breast milk after 2 hours due to risk of bacterial contamination. More info can be found at: http://www.llli.org/docs/0_babupdate/07babupdatemilkstorage.pdf ...Read more
Can I give fat free milk or full fat milk to my 9 month old baby. If yes, please advice me on how many times & which milk is preferred. Thank you.
Milk dry up: No.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm breast feeding my problem with that is that she dosnt seem to get full with the breast milk I make, so that's when I try formula, but the thing is that I get confused on how many oz she's actually eating. How do I no when she's full and i'm not over
Not the way to go: Your breasts and body are programmed to produce the proper amount of milk. If you supplement your baby with formula, she will not suckle as long with you and you will, as a consequence, produce less milk. There is a very intricate mechanism in your body to regulate the proper amount of milk production. Please discuss this with your pediatrician for reinforcement of this issue and for reassurance. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hard to say: Since milk is made continuously and the byproducts of drinking and smoking enter the milk, it is hard to be clear of any effort that would protect baby.Pumping and dumping for 4-6 hours after a night of drinking would likely clear the milk to a degree. The residual smoke you cannot smell remains in your hair and on your clothing. Baby will inhale ; be exposed regardless as long as you smoke. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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