No. Nursing or pumping more often will increase milk supply. But it is important to stay hydrated and eat healthy when breast feeding.
No. Although it does provide the basic building blocks, it doesn't do anything else. Cows do fine eating grass/hay. Women who push baby to feed more often can trigger the hormonal interactions needed to promote more milk formation. Feeding less often or supplementing can reduce the hormonal interplay which the body interprets as signal to slow down production.
Not really. Just eat a healthy diet with plenty of fluids. Milk is a good source of nutrition, but doesn't specifically increase milk production. You can try fenugreek which is an herbal supplement that helps increase breast milk. I'm sure you know that if you nurse more you will make more milk.
Stay hydrated. Drinking plenty of fluids is the best way to increase milk supply.
? non-alcoholic? If there is ABSOLUTELY NO alcohol in the product I could consider it harmless. The near beers that have low amounts in the product are still a danger. Any alcohol will cross easily into the BM & one of its byproducts is formaldehyde, sometimes uses as an embalming agent.
Sure. If you are not a nursing infant then you don't really require the nutritional composition of breast milk, but it's certainly not dangerous. It has a lot of fat, and antibodies/nutrients - but for a healthy, immunocompetent adult I don't think drinking breast milk is necessary for optimal nutrition. It's safe, just a little weird, ;-). Cheers!
I am curious to know if a drink or two is safe and what the side-effects if it were to pass through the breast milk?
Alcohol? . Minimal alcohol intake will not harm the baby, its the prolonged and excessive alcohol that will stimulate him and later depressed the baby.
No. I'm assuming the concern is during pregnancy & lactation. Don't do it.
No (cont.) During pregnancy, the effects of alcohol on the growing baby are dose related (fas: fetal alcohol syndrome). During lactation, one can assume the amount of exposure is minimal, but not zero. Why take any chances with this.
Hard to comment. There are arguments back and forth about the safety of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding there are some basic facts. Alcohol will pass through the breast milk and it lingers in the milk after it is made. Alcohol converts to byproducts (formaldehyde) that are toxic to the developing brain. There is no level of alcohol exposure that is considered safe to a developing infant.
Why? . Are you referring to you drinking your wife's breast milk? If so then yes but why would you do that?
??? You can. But why?
Silly. Save it for the baby. It has no nutritional or health value to an adult that would not be erased by your other food intake.
Yes. It is done in many cultures around the world.