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Expressing Breastmilk

Many women are under the impression that it is necessary to own or use a pump to breastfeed. This is not so. There are very few circumstances under which it is necessary to express your milk. But women are being encouraged to pump their milk and give it to baby via bottle for the most unnecessary reasons...

Can I Increase Milk Supply During Pregnancy?

Kathleen Tackett's picture

QUESTION

Dear Lactation Consultant,
Hi. I was unable to breastfeed my first child for several reasons. He was given a bottle first because he was sick and I think I didn't produce enough milk. I am a month and a half pregnant and I am wondering if there is something I can do right now that will increase the milk flow when I do give birth. I will also be letting my doctor know that I had problems and will see about getting help for latching on but I wonder if I can change my diet or something now that may help. I would appreciate you letting me know of anything.

Thank you,
Leanne