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Sunday, February 5, 2012

Supply getting low?

It is very normal to go through surges and dips in your milk supply throughout the time your breast feeding. We all have to realize that its our own actions as well as the food we eat to the amount of water we consume that will effect our supply. You may notice that when your baby changes sleeping habits your supply may dip or surge for a few days before auto correcting itself.
If your experiencing a large decrease in your milk supply there are a couple quick questions to ask yourself. One: am I getting lazy at pumping frequently. Skipping pumping hurts your milk production. Two: am I consuming enough water? Especially if your a person who exercises frequently. Three: have you not been sleeping? Lack in sleep will decrease your ability to produce milk. Four: are you eating enough?
Your milk supply will not return immediately. It'll take a good week to recover completely.

If your experiencing a surge in milk. Take advantage of the situation by pumping and storing the extra milk. Even though you may be greeting sore more often it's good to build a frozen supply just in case of a future dip in supply.

This should bring you back to the days in school when you talked about supply and demand. And its no truer than right here with your production of milk. The last feeding of the night your body will read what youll need to make for the next day. So try to not skip this feeding. If you need a boost in milk add another feeding in around this time to double up.

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