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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

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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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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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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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Will my milk supply increase again if I have noticed it dropping?

Will my milk supply increase again if I have noticed it dropping?

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 more

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How can I manage my milk supply?

How can I manage my milk supply?

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 more

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How can I reduce my milk supply?

How can I reduce my milk supply?

Slowly wean: Whether you are directly feeding or pumping, decreasing weekly by one feed or pumping session over several weeks should work well. ...Read more

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How do I keep my milk supply up?

How do I keep my milk supply up?

Pump: You can increase your breast milk supply by pumping or nursing more frequently. Also, be sure to drink plenty of water as increased hydration will improve your milk production. Good overall nutrition is equally important. ...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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