Breastfeeding

Berenice - posted on 04/24/2014 ( 15 moms have responded )

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What can I eat or drink besides water to produce more breastmilk ?

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Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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Wow that's good. Thank you for all your help. Did you loose weight during breastfeeding I just realize I am fat from my sides and have a lower belly popping a little. My mom was giving me atole for about 2 months so I know I gained weight with that. :( my breasts are huge right now cause of the milk my mom says.

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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Yes it does. Sorry I'm new at this. My first baby at 31. How many babies you have?

Celeste - posted on 04/25/2014

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Right, as long as you're nursing, there will be milk. Your supply will adjust to your baby's needs. Make sense?

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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Ok so as long as I continue breastfeeding my baby o will continue producing milk and after the year the milk may decrease or it decreases while the baby gets older during that year?

Celeste - posted on 04/25/2014

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No, your pump output might decrease over time. Remember, pump output is NOT reflective of supply.

Regulation means your supply is exactly what your baby needs. Before that, your body doesn't know how many babies you have and what your baby takes

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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Thank you for responding. What do you mean when you said the pump may decrease supply regulation of milk ? So if I'm planning to breastfeed for a year my milk supply will be less as the months in that year pass? So them most babies drink is 3 to 4 oz until they turn 1 yr. old.

Celeste - posted on 04/25/2014

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It may or may not. Like I said, your output is perfect. Plus overtime, your response to the pump may decrease because of supply regulation (a GOOD thing). Bottles for breastfed babies are 3-4 oz and this does not change over the year.

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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Thank you for the advice. Will I be getting more milk in once I start pumping at work 3 times a day? I was a little worried but with your answer I feel a lot better.

Celeste - posted on 04/25/2014

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Ah thanks for clarifying. Pump output is not reflective of supply. Your output is actually pretty good. Average output is 1/2 to 2 oz total. I have to go to work but go to kellymom and read up on how to bottle feed a breastfed baby

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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I do try to nurse more often no doubt about that. Thank you for the advice Celeste. What do you eat to have a balance meal?

Berenice - posted on 04/25/2014

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I've been pumping since the beginning of this month. To be exact April 3, 2014 and storing milk since I will be going back to work the last week of May. The most I pumped is 2oz and rarely I go up to 3oz. I tried pumping in bottles and the most I got ti was 1oz. I thought that by now I would be having more milk in oz stored. I guess I'm really concerned in making more milk now that I will be working soon.

Celeste - posted on 04/25/2014

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The most important thing to do is nurse more often. The more you nurse, the more you will make. Milk supply works on supply and demand. You can drink water and take supplements all day long but if you don't nurse more often, it won't make a difference.

What's going on that you feel that your supply is low?

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