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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

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Are frequent long breastfeedings (2 hours) a sign of low milk supply? Also have to usually supplement night cluster feeds.

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

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Will cough medicine dry up my milk supply?

Will cough medicine dry up my milk supply?

It depends: Cough medicines containing phenylephrine, bronphenerimines, chlorphenerimine, Pseudoephedrine can all negatively impact lactation.
Here is a useful website
breastfeeding online-breastfeeding and medications
http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Bpfazg2s.Dpbs. ...Read more

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Will progestin only birth control dry my milk supply up?

No: This will not affect breast milk production. In fact, some studies suggest that Progesterone only birth control may increase breast milk production. ...Read more

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3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

Yes, consider LLL: Continuous pumping will stimulate your breastmilk supply, however the baby is the best stimulator. You may need to increase your pumping frequency to meet her growth spurts at times. You may also want to consider consulting la leche league (lll) for help with why your baby refuses to breast feed and how to keep your supply up. Congratulations on breastfeeding for the 3 mos already! keep it up! ...Read more

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Is Go-lacta safe to use during breast-feeding to help with milk supply? The only ingredient in it is malunggay leaves

Is Go-lacta safe to use during breast-feeding to help with milk supply? The only ingredient in it is malunggay leaves

No good data: Our science (MD) has not studied this product or it's active ingredients.
It may have some data on efficacy, but typically we do not prescribe such medications. It is a natural process, and is limited by a neuro-humoral pathway involving prolactin, etc. Relaxed state of mind and fluids in plenty help. ...Read more

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I m breastfeeding +formula feeding my one month old baby.what can i do to increase my milk supply? As expressing milk is NT possible

More breastfeeding: You need to increase the episodes of breastfeeding a day in order to increase supply. For example if you breastfeed 4 times a day, you need to increase to 5x/day, then 6x/day, etc ...Read more

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I gave birth 5 months ago on the 3rd and milk supply dried and today i just noticed my right boob is leaking. Can that happen if i just conceived?

I gave birth 5 months ago on the 3rd and milk supply dried and today i just noticed my right boob is leaking. Can that happen if i just conceived?

Well...: it is most likely that you still have some milk supply vs conception. Would need a lot more information to be sure. You can always do a cheap home pregnancy test.
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Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Yes: Retained placental tissue can decrease your milk supply. It can also be a source for infection in the uterus, and can lead to bleeding problems, so it is important to have the tissue removed as soon as possible. ...Read more