Re: How long to see increase?
Your question is a difficult one, because the answer varies so much from individual to individual, and because there are so many different factors that play into the answer. Often the real way to judge how fast your supply will rebound depends on understanding what- if anything- is causing it to be low in the first place. So, can you answer some questions for us?
- How do you know your supply is low? (Let us know your baby's diaper count.)
- has your baby been gaining weight?
- in general, how has nursing been going, up until now?
- Have you experienced any pain connected with nursing?
- Is the baby sleepy at the breast, or jaundiced?
- Have you been supplementing with formula?
- Have you been nursing on demand?
- About how many times a day has your baby been wanting to nurse?
- Are you currently using contraception, and if so, what kind?
- How was your birth? Did you experience a traumatic birth, a lot of blood loss, or a c-section?
- Have you ever had any breast surgeries?
- Have you ever had any health issues like thyroid problems or polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)?
- H someone checked the baby for a tongue-tie?
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