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When Will 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
I wanna know any ways to dry my milk supply from breastfeeding a 2 year old? Medication .I wanna be pregnant again?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Yes: Sure, if we know what caused the drop in supply. Breastmilk is made on a "demand and supply" schedule- the more milk out, the more milk is made. If you haven't had as much milk out, for multiple reasons, your supply will drop. Feeding the baby more (more milk out) will help that drop. If you are still having problems, getting help from a lactation consultant is your next best step! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably: But it may become lighter. Still good to breastfeed. ...Read more
Supply and demand: If you are the mother of a newborn, nursing frequently will help to establish your supply. I encourage moms to nurse every 1 1/2-2 hrs. During the daytime, especially if the baby is not very demanding. At night, you should feed on demand, but no less frequently than every 3-4 hours. Once feeding patterns are established, feed on demand. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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