Will taking Robitussin (guaifenesin) dry up my milk supply?

Breast Milk Supply. Active ingredient is gaufenisin- which will not effect milk supply. However the dosage of guafenisin in Robitussin (guaifenesin) is low and not shown to be clinically effective. American college of chest physicians discourages the use of any over the counter cough medications as they are all ineffective.

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Will cough medicine dry up my milk supply?

It depends. Cough medicines containing phenylephrine, bronphenerimines, chlorphenerimine, Pseudoephedrine can all negatively impact lactation. Here is a useful website breastfeeding online-breastfeeding and medications http://breastfeedingonline.Com/meds.Shtml#sthash.Bpfazg2s.Dpbs. Read more...

When will my milk supply dry out?

Shortly after... Shortly after it is no longer in demand. Letdown of milk causes release of hormones that promote more milk production. Read more...
After weaning. Your production of milk is based on a supply and demand system. The more your baby nurses the more milk you make. The less your baby nurses the less milk you make. When your baby begins to wean from the breast your supply will begin to lessen. Read more...

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...
Yes. To produce milk for your baby you have to breastfeed freguently with baby having a good latch onto the breast. Some babies may not be able to latch on well if they have "tongue-tie". If you are having such a problem your pediatrician can refer you appropriately. Try to avoid supplementing with a bottle or pacifier that decreases subsequent nursing strength and stimulation of milk production. Read more...
Yes. Best food for your baby your milk produced by frequent nursing, not bottle supplements, not pacifiers. Baby's latch very important in order to stimulate milk production by you. Poor latch may also be due to" tongue-tie" your pediatrician can help you with that. Learning about breast feeding long before birth helps a lot. Read more...

Is my milk supply going to dry up if I supplement with formula?

Maybe. It will decrease proportionately to how much you supplement with formula. The more formula your give baby, the less breast milk you will produce. You can help prevent that by pumping when you are not nursing. Read more...

Cabbage roll dried up my milk supply, what to do?

Trying to nurse? Are you trying to nurse or wean? I'm not clear from your question? If you are trying to nurse then just nurse the baby frequently on demand, drink lots of water. See a lactation specialist. Read more...

How many feedings can I skip without making my milk supply dry out?

1, 2. Not many. Your milk supply is determined by a simple demand and frequency of stimulation practice. If you skip feedings without pumping this signals to your body less demand, therefore less milk is made. Try to pump every 4 hours when you are away from your baby. See the CDC website for breast milk storage guidelines. Read more...
0-1. I think you will have to pump and feed regularly to get to keep your brain signals and your milk supply going. Read more...
1. Breast feeding is based on a simple premise, demand and production. If you skip feeds your milk production will decrease.Also remember that a growing infant will require more volume of milk as he or she grows, for example, a 2 month old infant commonly will take up to 32 ounces of milk per day. Babies will typically, double thieir birth weight by 4 months of age and triple it by a year of age. Read more...
1. Skipping more than one feeding will likely cause engorged breasts and back-pressure in the milk glands, which can decrease milk production. Pumping the breasts at the time of the "skipped feeding" can empty the breasts and maintain milk production. Read more...

Will progestin only birth control dry my milk supply up?

No. This will not affect breast milk production. In fact, some studies suggest that Progesterone only birth control may increase breast milk production. Read more...