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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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Will I have enough milk to feed my triplets?

Yes, but...: Don't feel guilty if you feel like you can't keep up with breastfeeding triplets. Usually, the more breastfeeding you do, the more milk the breasts will produce. However, given how often newborns need to breastfeed, I am not sure you will find time to sleep...Or do anything else for that matter! breastfeed as often as you are comfortable for your 3 babies, but don't feel bad to supplement! :-). ...Read more

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Will I have enough breast milk to feed my twins?

Will I have enough breast milk to feed my twins?

Yes: Absolutely, start as soon as possible, do not get discourage, try to get into a schedule and if you need please contact la leche league for help. Some people will breast feed from both breast at the same time. ...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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Will I be able to breastfeed my twins?

Will I be able to breastfeed my twins?

Yes: Most women with twins find this entirely do-able but it will take some practice and help to get started. ...Read more

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Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Will I be able to bond with my baby if I bottle feed?

Yes: Absolutely. Feeding your baby is a warm, emotional experience whether breast or bottlefeeding. Remember we dads have done it this way forever.It is the overall contact that generates the emotional ties. Do not worry! ...Read more

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Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?

Adopted a three day old baby and i want to be able to feed her breast milk, can I do this without getting pregnant?

Contact OB: You can contact your OB for assistance in inducing lactation. ( hormonal manipulation) you may want to contact the la leche league @ 800-525-3243 or lactation consultants affiliated with the OB services of area hospitals. These groups can get you started. ...Read more

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I express my milk after feeding my baby.Will it be helpful to increase my milk flow?

I express my milk after feeding my baby.Will it be helpful to increase my milk flow?

Increased .....: ...Stimulation of the breast increases milk supply. The best stimulation comes from the mouth of a baby, but pumping and expressing stimulate too. ...Read more

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If i was allergic to milk as a baby and had to drink pre-digested milk will my baby be the same way because i want to breastfeed. ?

Not necessarily: You should not assume your baby will be this way. In fact, if your baby is cow's milk sensitive/allergic, breastfeeding is the best way to go as long as you avoid dairy in this case. Watch the baby for signs of allergy like vomiting, bloody and mucousy diarrhea or bad eczema. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Is there anything I can do to be able to breastfeed my next child with my hypoplasia? I couldnt make enough milk this 1st time around :(

Yes: Many women fail at breast-feeding because they are not adequately prepared. For example, you can avoid sore nipples by regularly tweaking them between thumb and forefinger to strengthen them in the months before delivery. Please contact the La Leche League, a non-profit devoted to helping women breast-feed successfully. The size of a woman's breast usually has no relationship to the amount of milkproduced. ...Read more

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If I use a cabbage leaf of my breast to help with milk ducts and tenderness, would I still be able to maintain breast feeding my 2 month old?

If I use a cabbage leaf of my breast to help with milk ducts and tenderness, would I still be able to maintain breast feeding my 2 month old?

Yes, but: Make sure you wash the leaves well first. There has been a clinical study that shows that cabbage leaves can reduce breast engorgement and tenderness in nursing mothers. See this reliable report at the trustworthy Cochrane Reviews website: http://www.update-software.com/BCP/WileyPDF/EN/CD007239.pdf ...Read more

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Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Will I be able to breast feed if my nipples continue to be cracked after my birth?

Yes: Sometimes nipples are cracked before delivery because the skin is dry and rubbing against irritating clothing. After delivery you can try wearing breast shells to prevent chaffing from clothing or you can use hydrogels to soothe cracked nipples. After delivery cracked nipples is often a sign of a poor latch so see a lactation consultant asap. ...Read more

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Anthistamines got my milk supply close to none. Want to nurse my baby but now she struggles. What can I do?

Anthistamines got my milk supply close to none. Want to nurse my baby but now she struggles. What can I do?

Breast feeding: Try stopping the antihistamines for several daysand try increasing the frequency of feeding until yourmilk supply is restored. Stay well hydrated. ...Read more

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Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Hi doctors i decided not to breast feed my baby and was given a pill to dry the milk .now i want to breast feed what can i do.

Start feeding and...: Congratulations on deciding to breast feed your baby as it will significantly improve your baby's health. Breastfeeding is a natural process; your body wants to do this, so start nursing your baby and the milk will come in. Certain herbs, foods & medicines can increase milk supply- see http://bit.ly/1gZvP0E Ask your doctor to prescribe Domperidone to kick-start the process. ...Read more

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Unable to breastfeed initially due to facial paralysis , now baby can latch on but milk dried up..Baby almost 2 months . Help! i want to breastfeed!

Unable to breastfeed  initially due to facial paralysis , now baby can latch on but milk dried up..Baby almost 2 months . Help! i want to breastfeed!

Contact your OB: There are some hormonal ways to induce lactation in those who have run into your situation but these require some skill.Contact your OB & see if s/he has some skill in this area or the local breastfeeding support groups may know of someone that can assist you. ...Read more