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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. Good luck! ...Read more