How does breastfeeding on demand affect your milk supply?

It's the best way. Assuming everything is already going well, breastfeeding on demand is the best way to maintain your milk supply. Your breasts make more milk when they are emptied, so feeding on demand lets you respond to baby's growth spurts, illnesses, and anything else that comes up. Your body will match what baby needs. If you are having trouble, find a local IBCLC.

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Breastfeeding, but I have a very low milk supply. What can I do?

Breastfeeding. Before you consider " a low milk supply" you need to pay attention to your infant's growth. If the baby is gaining weight and the diapers you change are wet, you do not have a low milk supply. On the other hand if the baby is not gaining weight and the diapers are dry, you need to have the baby seen by a pediatrician right away. Read more...

How to increase milk supply for my baby. She is just 5 weeks old. I am just breastfeeding her?

Food and fluid. To increase production of milk, you need drink a lot of fluid, taking balanced food/diet, may increase some protein intake. But it is also varies in person. Good luck. Read more...

I have low milk supply but not giving up. How will my baby benefit from partial breastfeeding beyond 6 months?

As long as you...... ....Breast feed, your baby will continue to get the perfect mix of fats, carbohydrates and proteins (at least while you're breast feeding), and will continue to get antibodies which augment his natural immune system. Read more...
Keep it up. Breastfeeding beyond six months always gives antibodies - and that really special closeness that simply goes with the territory! keep it up as long as it isn't exhausting or frustrating you to the point where it isn't worth it. Be sure you get plenty of fluids and adequate calories to make milk. A lactation consultant might be very helpful also. Read more...

Exclusively Breastfeeding 2 mnths old. Have low milk supply. Trying to nurse frequently, every hour but still low supply. Whats wrong?

Low milk supply. most common reason for low milk supply after breast feeding has been established is stress 1. Either physical stress causing you to delay breast feeding (work, excess exercise) or due to health issues (sore nipples)can automatically send signals to your brain that there is less demand from baby and hence decrease supply . 2. mental stress -anger, depression 3. Medications , smoking , alcohol. Read more...

Will milk come in even if I'm 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...

Will losing weight while breastfeeding affect milk supply?

It can. Normal postpartum weight loss should not affect your milk supply. Normal weight loss (after initial loss of baby, placenta and amniotic fluid weight immediately after labor) is about 1-2 pounds per month. However, faster weight loss than this may decrease your milk supply. Drastic dieting may cause deficiencies of key nutrients in your milk translating to compromised nutrition to your baby. Read more...
Probably not. Losing weight is a very pleasant and expected side effect of breastfeeding that mothers experience. It is important to remember, however, that you must supply your body with adequate calories and fluids to continue to make ample supplies of breast milk for your baby. Thank you for choosing to breastfeed, it is a wonderful thing for you and your baby. Read more...
Probably not. As long as you are drinking your water, getting your rest, a slow steady weight loss is a nice "side effect" of breastfeeding. You will be much more likely to get back to your pre pregnancy weight that your non breastfeeding friends! it may take a year, so be patient. Congratulations, for doing such a wonderful thing for your baby's health. Read more...

What benefits are there in taking fenugreek, other than increasing milk supply for Breastfeeding mothers?

Many taunted . It is said but I do not have evidence personally that thei natural herb ,relieves mental cramps, helps with menapausal symptoms ans improves iron and fiber levels. Read more...