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Im a nursing mom and i got my period.this is my second period after delivery and when it came my milk supply stopped and im fustrated.is this normal?

Im a nursing mom and i got my period.this is my second period after delivery and when it came my milk supply stopped and im fustrated.is this normal?

No: please see your ob--sometimes meds can help restore lactation when interrupted, and you need to find out why this happened. Normal is being able to continue to nurse for years. I hope you didn't fall into the vicious cycle of giving more formula. Breastfeeding is demand and supply ...Read more

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Can hydrangea root affect milk supply?

Can hydrangea root affect milk supply?

Not enough known: Not enough is known about the use of hydrangea during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use. It is unsafe to use more than two grams of dried hydrangea root at a time. ...Read more

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Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again. Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Baby nurses for 2-3 min then starts crying and refuses to latch on again.  Good milk supply. Dr evaluated baby and said healthy.

Not enought details: Is your baby growing well? If so, it's possible that you have an extremely rapid letdown, and baby is 'flooded' with milk in the first few minutes of nursing. If that's the case, baby doesn't want to latch on because he's full. If not growing, let down may be slow; pump a few minutes to get flow going, then put baby on. Have lactation spec. Or pediatrician watch you nurse-getting areola in? ...Read more

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What should I do if i suspect low milk supply? What are the signs besides weight and diapers as i've been supplementing, so he is getting enough.

What should I do if i suspect low milk supply? What are the signs besides weight and diapers as i've been supplementing, so he is getting enough.

Got milk?: Usually weight checks and urine and stool output are the best way to determine whether a baby is getting enough to eat or not. Steady weight gain and "pee and poop" is an indicator that breast and/or bottle feeding is doing its job. Worried about total milk supply, then "google" the herb fenugreek. Taken regularly, this herb and plenty of hydration can really help a mom's breast milk supply. ...Read more

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Does my age affect my milk supply?

No: There are no indications that age has anything to do with producing an adequate milk supply. ...Read more

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Antihistamine can decrease milk supply?

Yes: Anti histamines can cause a decrease in milk supply. ...Read more

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Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

Wat can I do to increase my milk supply?

Pumping or Fenugreek: Breast milk production is often related to how often you feed your newborn. You should be feeding every 2 hrs day and every 3 hrs nighttime. This increases milk production. Also getting enough sleep and drinking at least 60 ounces of fluid per day. Also ask your OB about an herbal supplement called fenugreek that can increase milk production. ...Read more

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My milk supply is low.How can I improve it?

My milk supply is low.How can I improve it?

Improving milk: You should see a lactation specialist. They are typically in the phone book or your ob/ped can refer you. Many older moms can have difficulty with lactation. Help can include latching, pumping, freq. Occasionally medication can help. ...Read more

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In how many days will my milk supply come in?

In how many days will my milk supply come in?

2 days: Milk supply will increase to meet demand in about 48 hours. This includes after birth, and for the inevitable, normal "growth spurts" when junior decides she needs more. More-frequent (no necessarily longer) nursing for 2 days will increase supply or help your milk "come in.". ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

Can you tell me how I could increase my milk supply?

Increased lacation: You can increase your milk supply by nursing or pumping more frequently, staying well hydrated and rested, and by supplementing your diet with the herb fenugreek. Occassionally, doctors will prescribe Reglan, (metoclopramide) which in some people will stimulate or enhance lactation. Review the possible side effects of this drug first to make sure the benefit is worth the risk. ...Read more

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Can fenugreek enhance my milk supply?

Can fenugreek enhance my milk supply?

Yes: This preparation may increase supply in women and with rare exceptions is not associated with problems with the baby. Used in quantities of up to 3x3xdaily it can cause diarrhea in some women. Finding a source of reliable potency can be a problem with any herbal preparation. See hale, "medications and mothers milk 14ed.2010. ...Read more

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Missed pump will decrease in milk supply?

Missed pump will decrease in milk supply?

Not really: Missing one pump may decrease a little but can be made up with pumping more frequently later...Missing it consecutively for a few days...Yes your breasts will consider that a missed feed and decrease for that time frame. ...Read more

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Can fenugreek help stimulate my milk supply?

Can fenugreek help stimulate my milk supply?

Yes: Fenugreek is an herb found in a lot of mediterranean cooking, tastes like licorice. It has been shown, along with other herbs like blessed thistle, to bolster milk production. You can take it as a pill if black licorice isn't your thing, but it also comes in mother's milk tea, which you steep for 10 minutes before drinking. Keeping yourself well hydrated helps too. ...Read more

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How will pumping affect my milk supply?

How will pumping affect my milk supply?

Maintains, supports: Most bf moms will face a baby that has periods of vigerous demand & days of marginal feeding interest. Some with generous production just have more milk and engorgement is not pleasent. Pumping may not extract as much as baby, but it can help soften the breast for a better latch & lay up a supply for daddy night bottles or reserves if a short trip or surgery is needed. I see no downside to pumping. ...Read more

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Will my milk supply last if i only pump?

Will my milk supply last if i only pump?

It's possible: Pumping only is not as emotionally bonding as when actually allowing your baby to nurse at the breast. Something about the skin to skin contact that is good for both mother and baby--thereby enhancing the milk supply. Having said that, in my 30 years of pediatric practice there have been mothers to successfully support their baby by only pumping;--so it is possible--just not as likely. ...Read more

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Can pumping help stimulate my milk supply?

Can pumping help stimulate my milk supply?

Yes: Pumping helps stimulate production. Breasts respond to emptying whether it is by actual nursing or pumping. Mother's milk tea also helps increase production. Orlando has excellent lactation consultants who can also help a lot! i caution , moms not to pump between nursings if there are close together- every 2-3 hours- as this can just wear mom out. ...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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