Question by  Lara28 (17)

What should I do if my breast milk is drying up?


Answer by  amber33 (1941)

If you don't want it to stop you can just keep breast feeding or take a hot shower and squeeze out the milk to keep it.


Answer by  Duchess (48)

Make sure that you are not taking any medications such as antihistamines that could be causing the drying. Try expressing the milk more frequently, either through nursing or pumping. An electric pump works much better than a hand pump. If you are nursing, pump for an additional five to seven minutes on each breast after you finish nursing.


Answer by  Joanie (156)

Be sure that you are drinking and eating enough calories to produce a sufficient milk supply. Approximately 2000 to 2500 calories is needed. Also, have the baby nurse regularly.


Answer by  diane23 (1167)

Usually, the more often you feed your baby, the more milk you should make. Try feeding your baby with small, frequent feedings. However, it is also possible to have an insufficient supply that does not increase no matter how often you feed. If your baby is not gaining weight properly, you will have to supplement with formula.

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