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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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How can I dry up my milk without being engorged?

How can I dry up my milk without being engorged?

Compress & Cabbage: Wear a tight sports brra or wrap your chest with a tight ACE bandage. Compresion can help prevent engorgement. A natural remedy is to wrap with refrigerated cabbage leaves. The cold combined with chemicals in cabbage leaves can help dry up the millk supply. ...Read more

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When will my milk supply come in?

When will my milk supply come in?

3-4 weeks: Milk supply rises steadily over the first 3-4 days post partum, which is fine since the baby's need for feeding rises at about the same rate. ...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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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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I have not produced milk in 3 months and my baby will not latch on, is there anyway i can get my milk supply to come back and get her to latch on?

I have not produced milk in 3 months and my baby will not latch on, is there anyway i can get  my milk supply to come back and get her to latch on?

Lactation lapse: 3 months is a long time to interrupt breast feeding and expect to get it back. Nevertheless, try to get that oxytocin (hormone that stimulate breast milk production) going again by frequent feeds, pumping or expressing. If the babe cannot latch on try expressing using a coffee cup, a shield, or repositioning but don't allow the babe to become dehydrated - look for wet diapers every four hours. ...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 baby doesn't drink my milk unless he is sleeping. He prefers the bottle when awake. What can I do to maintain or reestablish my milk supply.

My baby doesn't drink my milk unless he is sleeping. He prefers the bottle when awake. What can I do to maintain or reestablish my milk supply.

Breast pump: To increase your milk supply, you should use a breast pump throughout he day, as often as your baby eats. Then you can give breast milk via bottle, or hopefully, resume nursing. Also, herbal supplements such as fenugreek help to increase milk supply. Make sure you are well hydrated and drink plenty of water. Be well! ...Read more

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Will milk come in even if Im not breastfeeding right away? will the milk supply still increase? I don't wanna pump or breastfeed until my milk is in

Will milk come in even if Im not breastfeeding right away? will the milk supply still increase? I don't wanna pump or breastfeed until my milk is in

Be like in nature!: In nature, does the baby breastfeed first, or does the milk come in first? The answer is: the baby feeds at birth, right away on the Mom's breasts, but the milk comes in later, after 2 days. The baby does NOT wait 2 days with nothing to suck on, until Mom's milk comes. Also, Mom's milk comes BECAUSE her baby is sucking on her breasts every 2-3 hours. it helps to pump now and breastfeed now. ...Read more

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Will breast milk turn sour in the breast if i latch my baby every 6 to 8 hourly nowadays? Will that cause baby to have wind and discomfort?

Will breast milk turn sour in the breast if i latch my baby every 6 to 8 hourly nowadays? Will that cause baby to have wind and discomfort?

Breast milk: Breast milk will not turn sour in your breast. Babies swallow a lot of air, consequently they pass a lot of gas. ...Read more

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My daughter bowels will not come out. I gave her some warm flour water. It hurts when she tries to go but it will not come out.

My daughter bowels will not come out. I gave her some warm flour water. It hurts when she tries to go but it will not come out.

Constipation: First make sure that your daughter resricts the amount of diary products she eats and drinks. Second introduce more fiber in her diet in the form of fruits and vegetables. Third, give her high fiber cereals to eat that may contain dried fruit like, raisins, prunes, or apricots.. Next make an appointment with your doctor who can make sure you dont have a major problem. He can give you medication. ...Read more

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How can I keep my milk supply up?

How can I keep my milk supply up?

Breastfeed and pump: If a baby is not breastfeeding often enough, or is not drinking enough milk from the breasts at each feeding, then the mom can use a breast pump to maintain or increase her milk supply. She can pump her breasts in between breastfeedings and/or pump right after each breastfeeding. The milk can be stored in a freezer for later use. ...Read more

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Can i stop breastfeeding and only pump out milk? Iv tried but my milk supply is running out!! What to do...!!!!

Can i stop breastfeeding and only pump out milk? Iv tried but my milk supply is running out!! What to do...!!!!

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. ...Read more

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Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Can bromazepam or pax harm my breastfed baby and can it dry up my milk production?

Don't use: Breast-feeding considerations: bromazepam and metabolites are expected to be found in breast milk, therefore, use while breast-feeding is not recommended. ...Read more