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Will I be able to feed my twins with my milk supply?

Will I be able to feed my twins with my milk supply?

Yes: Breast milk supplies will increase to meet demand so don't worry about this. Women with twins or even tripplets who wish to exclusively breast feed can and do nurse all the time. ...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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I m breastfeeding +formula feeding my one month old baby.what can i do to increase my milk supply? As expressing milk is NT possible

I m  breastfeeding +formula feeding my one month old baby.what can i do to increase my milk supply?  As expressing milk is NT possible

More breastfeeding: You need to increase the episodes of breastfeeding a day in order to increase supply. For example if you breastfeed 4 times a day, you need to increase to 5x/day, then 6x/day, etc ...Read more

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Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Is retained placental tissues effect on breast milk supply during feeding the baby?

Yes: Retained placental tissue can decrease your milk supply. It can also be a source for infection in the uterus, and can lead to bleeding problems, so it is important to have the tissue removed as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am breast-feeding and am interested in doing a figure competition. How can I prepare for competition without affecting my milk supply?

I am breast-feeding and am interested in doing a figure competition. How can I prepare for competition without affecting my milk supply?

Nurse,pump, exercise: Human breast milk has a high % fat, so nursing is like a small, daily liposuction. Don't take your diet down to unsafe levels. Exercise more, and nurse more. If your baby is full, and you desire to express more milk, you can use a breast pump. Get enough rest. Expect to be tired. As long as you are patient, you will see good results.I have had several patients go through the same experience. ...Read more

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What can increase your breast milk supply? Milk slowing down and i want to continue breast feeding (possibly pregnant again)

What can increase your breast milk supply? Milk slowing down and i want to continue breast feeding (possibly pregnant again)

Feed to make more: The primary inducement to increased volume is frequent and efficient emptying. If you are introducing solids, make sure you breast feed first, and use the solids as a skill builder rather than a nutrition source. We want baby to learn how to take solids, but not to the point your flow drops.Pleanty of fluids and a balanced diet helps, la leche league has some good info available on their sites. ...Read more

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My son had a bowel obstruction surgery a day after birth , i was currently breast feeding but now my milk supply has decreased , what formula is best?

My son had a bowel obstruction surgery a day after birth , i was currently breast feeding but now my milk supply has decreased , what formula is best?

Several possibities: It is not unusual for the stress of such events to tax your strength and alter your milk production. You could enlist the aid of a breastfeeding coach (la leche league) and get your supply back up.If you are exhausted and have decided to go to formula there are many out there that will be suitable.Find one that baby will take and keep down without difficulty and stick with it. ...Read more

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Will the birth control that is implanted in the arm decrease my milk supply or cause any harm to my 3 week old. Breast feed only?

Will the birth control that is implanted in the arm decrease my milk supply or cause any harm to my 3 week old. Breast feed only?

No and No: No the small amount of hormones excreted into the milk does not have any affect on supply or any harm to baby. ...Read more