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If my milk supply is decreasing, does that mean it is drying up?
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
In brief: Yes
If you are not feeding your baby as frequently as you were before, your milk supply will start to decline.
It is still possible to increase your milk supply, however, if you want to. Pumping frequently in between feedings will help to stimulate your body to produce more milk. Also, be sure too that you are getting good sleep, remaining well hydrated, and maintaing a low-stress lifestyle.

In brief: Yes
If you are not feeding your baby as frequently as you were before, your milk supply will start to decline.
It is still possible to increase your milk supply, however, if you want to. Pumping frequently in between feedings will help to stimulate your body to produce more milk. Also, be sure too that you are getting good sleep, remaining well hydrated, and maintaing a low-stress lifestyle.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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In brief: Yes
If your milk supply seems to be decreasing you may not be breastfeeding enough or not emptying your breasts completely.
You likely need to increase the frequency of your feeds or use a pump to keep the supply consistent or increased.

In brief: Yes
If your milk supply seems to be decreasing you may not be breastfeeding enough or not emptying your breasts completely.
You likely need to increase the frequency of your feeds or use a pump to keep the supply consistent or increased.
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
Dr. Scott J. Wolfson
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