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Will being sick cause my milk supply to decrease?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

If you are febrile or nauseous or have vomiting or diarrhea your oral fluid intake may be reduced.
That may in turn decrease your milk supply.

In brief: Yes

If you are febrile or nauseous or have vomiting or diarrhea your oral fluid intake may be reduced.
That may in turn decrease your milk supply.
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Actually, it depends.
If you are ill and become dehydrated, you milk supply might temporarily decrease. If you are mildly ill but are drinking plenty of fluids, it is likely that you will not notice any significant drop in your milk supply. In addition, some medications may decrease your milk supply as well, so it is best to consult your doctor before taking over-the-counter or prescriptions meds.

In brief: Yes

Actually, it depends.
If you are ill and become dehydrated, you milk supply might temporarily decrease. If you are mildly ill but are drinking plenty of fluids, it is likely that you will not notice any significant drop in your milk supply. In addition, some medications may decrease your milk supply as well, so it is best to consult your doctor before taking over-the-counter or prescriptions meds.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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