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What should I do with unused breast milk?

What should I do with unused breast milk?

Don't waste it!: Freeze your unused milk. Once your baby has sucked on a bottle you can no longer save the leftover milk. So if you're pumping 5 oz but your baby only eats 4 oz, put 4 oz in the bottle; if he's still hungry give him the remaining ounce, but if he's full you can freeze the leftover. Breastmilk last 3-4 months in a standard freezer. You can use it in a bottle later or mix it into some rice cereal. ...Read more

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How to dry up breast milk?

How to dry up breast milk?

Dry up milk: TO dry up milk production, put ice packs wrapped in towels on your breasts 15 minutes out of every hour while awake. Wear a very tight bra. Avoid hot showers. There are also prescription medications that can help dry you up - for these call your OB/GYN. ...Read more

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How can I ship breast milk?

How can I ship breast milk?

Yes you can: Apparently if you do it properly you can ship it. If frozen you can keep it frozen with dry ice or if you want it refrigerated use gel packs. Ship it overnight with one of the express carriers and make sure they are aware of the contents. ...Read more

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Tips to reduce breast milk?

Tips to reduce breast milk?

3 main plans: Some prefer a quick method, bind up with super sized ace wrap & or pre-pregnancy bra & stop all feeds.You are miserable for a while but it works. Some drop one feeding a day until their supply drops off. Some use the baby or a breast pump to soften the the breast when it gets painful but but only enough to release the pressure while supplementing baby for the rest of the feeding. ...Read more

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What does breast milk contain?

Protein, fat, carbs: The aap recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months for a good reason. The proteins in breastmilk are easily digested and immunoglobulins protect your baby from bacteria and viruses. The fat help with brain and eye development. Breastmilk also contains vitamins and carbohydrates (mainly lactose) in the perfect combinations for your baby's health. ...Read more

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Is it ok to freeze breast milk?

Yes: You can freeze your freshly pumped breastmilk for up to 3 months. It is best to keep it the back of your freezer to keep it very cold. Some report that if you have a separate deep freezer you may even keep it for longer. ...Read more

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How can I make more breast milk?

How can I make more breast milk?

Fluid intake: Drinking water can help with breast milk supply. ...Read more

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How to bring back my breast milk?

How to bring back my breast milk?

Supplements: It might be worth trying a supplement like fenugreek. This might increase your milk supply. ...Read more

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Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Why do I have breast milk no baby?

Get evaluated: Pregnancy of course is the most common reason for breast milk production. There can be other causes such as an overproduction of certain hormones like prolactin. Get evaluated, best wishes. ...Read more

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