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Doctor insights on: How To Produce More Milk Without Breastfeeding

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I'm breastfeeding, is there anything i can take to produce more milk?

I'm breastfeeding, is there anything i can take to produce more milk?

Carbs and fat: Breast feeding requires you to consume high quality fats ( avocado, cheese) and carbs, plus lots and lots of water. Plus lots of rest, minimal caffeine and plenty of sleep. Do not get discouraged. ...Read more

Dr. Wendy Askew
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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I bought 3, 4 books on breastfeeding and how to produce more milk with nutrition and drinking water + milk. I hope to b/f for2+ yrs, does diet help?

I bought 3, 4 books on breastfeeding and how to produce more milk with nutrition and drinking water + milk. I hope to b/f for2+ yrs, does diet help?

Kind of...: The absolute best way to make milk is to breastfeed exclusively! As a doctor AND a mom, I can tell you that breastfeeding is supply and demand. Some days you will feel like you breastfeed nonstop, then others it will be sporadic. Lots of fluids will help keep you hydrated to allow your body to keep producing, so water is a must! Drinking milk will not help you make more milk, breastfeeding will! ...Read more

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What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What can I eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet+500Cal: Awell balanced diet with extra 500 calories, total of 2000 calories fruits and vegetables whole grains pritein and meats milk and milk products if that does not make the baby fussy snacks avoid junk food vitamins. ...Read more

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What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

What food to eat when breastfeeding for healthy milk?

Balanced diet/fluids: You have to have a balanced diet with enough proteins/carbs/fats and fluids, get extra 500 cals a day for a total of 200 cals a day.Avoid junk food and eat nutritios food whole grains fruits&vegetables diary, milk and yogurt, avoid if that makes baby fussy meat&proteins occasional treats. ...Read more

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What pill help bring milk supplies for breastfeeding?

What pill help bring milk supplies for breastfeeding?

Taking fenugreek: Supplementing with fenugreek can help but pumping and nursing will help the most. ...Read more

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Can i mixed breastfeeding and then milk formula for my baby below 1 month?

Breast feeding: You can do this but why? It is best to not give the baby any formula for as long as possible unless there is a good reason. The major problem is that supplementation will decrease your supply of breast milk which is the reason many mother consider doing this. The solution to insufficient supply is to increase breast feeding not decrease it. Even today's formula is not as good as breast milk. ...Read more

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I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

I stop breastfeeding at nine months milk everywhere tried cabbage that don't work?

Chill out!: Milk production is supply and demand, so the less demand you put on it, the less you will make. Just like when you started it took a couple of days to come in, it's going to take a couple of days to ease away. Decreasing the blood flow with cold packs, cold towels, tight bras or even tight ace banage wraps will all help, but you also have to give it some time. Take pain med if it helps. ...Read more

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What to eat when I'm breastfeeding? whatever increases the amount of milk? help !!!

What to eat when I'm breastfeeding? whatever increases the amount of milk? help !!!

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

If you're having trouble breastfeeding, are there drugs to help you produce more milk?

Fenugreek: has been widely used to increase lactatation and is generally safe and well tolerated. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding my baby 8 months ago but I am still producing milk. Is this normal?

I stopped breastfeeding my baby 8 months ago but I am still producing milk. Is this normal?

Can be: This can be seen, in particular if you are checking to see if there is milk, here and there by expressing, then you can stimulate the breasts enough to cause this phenomenon. In which case you simply have to stop checking. But if persists, see your OB or family physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I stopped breastfeeding two years ago but i still produce milk on one side. Is that normal?

No: I think this is abnormal if you have stopped breast feeding and expressing breast milk completely for 2 years. Check with our doctor please. ...Read more

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Is it ok to tan while breastfeeding? I know it isn't safe for you regardless, but would it affect your milk or baby?

Is it ok to tan while breastfeeding? I know it isn't safe for you regardless, but would it affect your milk or baby?

Tanning Ok: Tanning won't affect your breast milk at all. You just need to remember that you probably need to drink extra for the water loss. You already stated that tanning is not good for you, do not forget the sun screen! ...Read more

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Been breastfeeding for 2 months but the last week i haven't been producing enough milk what could cause this and how i can i produce more??

Been breastfeeding for 2 months but the last week i haven't been producing enough milk what could cause this and how i can i produce more??

Many things: Stress, dehydration, not enough calories, not enough rest and medications like antihistamines and others can decrease your milk supply. Control the above things as best you can. Pump after nursing to attempt to increase your supply. Take oral over the counter supplements such as fenugreek and/or brewer's yeast. Consult your physician or a lactation consultant if not better soon. ...Read more

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My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

My baby is 1week 1day old I been using formula is it to late to switch over to breastfeeding? Will I still be able to make milk? Formula make him sick

Yes but ....: You may want to discuss what baby is doing with the doc or his/her nurses. Babies often spit up/ become gassy with anything you feed them (breast or bottle) and sometimes a change in formula,technique or bottles can reduce what you see as a problem. ...Read more

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Could my milk be drying up if I am still breastfeeding?

Could my milk be drying up if I am still breastfeeding?

Yes: Your milk supply is dependent upon the frequency of nursing, and complete emptying of the breasts. I advise my breastfeeding moms to nurse every 1 1/2 -2 hours for 5-10 minutes to increase their supply. It usually increases within 24 hr. Be sure to drink plenty of fluids-don't wait until you're thirsty. Don't delay in consulting your doctor or a lactation consultant. Time is of the essence. ...Read more

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How can I resume breastfeeding once my milk has dried up?

How can I resume breastfeeding once my milk has dried up?

Try it!: If your milk has "dried up" for any reason, try to re-establish your baby either to the breat, or start pumping or a combination of both. It is a labor of love but well worth the effort! you probably need to do this every 2 to 3 hours. Drink an abundance of fluids and check with your doctor on some herbs that might help with milk production. ...Read more

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How does breastfeeding on demand affect your milk supply?

How does breastfeeding on demand affect your milk supply?

It's the best way: Assuming everything is already going well, breastfeeding on demand is the best way to maintain your milk supply. Your breasts make more milk when they are emptied, so feeding on demand lets you respond to baby's growth spurts, illnesses, and anything else that comes up. Your body will match what baby needs. If you are having trouble, find a local IBCLC. ...Read more