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Thread: Sudden increase in demand - will I cope?

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    Default Sudden increase in demand - will I cope?

    My daughter is 15 months old and due to a serious medical condition has been put on a course of steroid medication. This is expected to be ongoing. A side effect of the drugs is that she has an increased appetite and now wants to nurse very frequently, whereas before we were down to only 3-4 times in 24 hours.

    I am interested to know if my body will respond to this change given her age. Will I be giving her what she needs or should I try to supplement with cow's milk? (she's not keen on this). I have noticed my appetite has increased but otherwise I can't tell if I'm making more milk. Thanks!

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    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: Sudden increase in demand - will I c

    You can increase your milk supply at any time, provided your breasts get additional stimulation and milk removal either from a nursing child or from a pump. Give it time- your LO should be able to increase your supply to whatever level she needs it to be at. At 15 months old, many toddlers are still mostly breastfed and eat very little solid food.

    I'm sorry she has a medical condition. If you feel like sharing what it is, you might find a mama here who has experience with it, or who can connect you with relevant resources. No pressure!

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