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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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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Breastfeeding (Definition)

Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more


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Do physical issues or milk supply issues prevent women from being able to breastfeed?

Do physical issues or milk supply issues prevent women from being able to breastfeed?

Yes: Breastfeeding is contraindicated in mothers who have active untreated tuberculosis disease who are receiving or exposed to radioactive isotopes, chemotherapeutic agents or a small number of other medications until they clear the milk. Alcohol should be avoid or wait 2 hours after consumption. ...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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I stopped breastfeeding for three days, and I need to breastfeed again but my milk supply is low now!?

Get to work!: Nurse consistently and top off with formula if you need to to insure adequate calories and fluids for baby until your supply is restored. Drink, drink, drink lots of water. Eat properly. Take prenatal vitamins. Get plenty of rest. Eliminate stress, as possible. Fenugreek is a great otc herbal supplement to boost your supply. Relax! it will return. ...Read more

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Breastfeed 6wks old.During a daytime i hardly have letdowns and have low milk supply.at night when sleeping have oversupply and plenty of letdown.why?

Breastfeed 6wks old.During a daytime i hardly have letdowns and have low milk supply.at night when sleeping have oversupply and plenty of letdown.why?

Breast feeding: Quantity mainly depends on the baby's sucking patterns. You may be more relaxed at night when sleeping. There are medications that can help with milk product. Drink lots of fluids and in courage your baby to breast through the day. All the best. ...Read more

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3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

3 months baby is refusing to breastfeed, will i still have a good milk supply to continue to feed her till she is 6 months if i only pump all the time?

Yes, consider LLL: Continuous pumping will stimulate your breastmilk supply, however the baby is the best stimulator. You may need to increase your pumping frequency to meet her growth spurts at times. You may also want to consider consulting la leche league (lll) for help with why your baby refuses to breast feed and how to keep your supply up. Congratulations on breastfeeding for the 3 mos already! keep it up! ...Read more

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I have an 8 month baby and still breastfeed but now my breasts don't fill up like before is there anything i can do to boost up my milk supply?

Natural : As the baby grows, its nutritional needs increase. You may not be able to keep up with the baby's caloric demands. Increase fluid and calories to increase your milk supply. Also, the baby is much more efficient at emptying your breasts at this age, so s/he may be plenty satisfied, just getting it done faster. But remember hormones and your usual cycles play a role in milk production as well. ...Read more

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