Re: Mom with Stomach Flu
Sorry you were sick, mama! The best thing you can do when you're trying to bring back lost supply is to remove milk frequently and completely. If you're exclusively nursing, you can rely on the baby to do that for you by nursing more often and draining the breast more thoroughly when he nurses. If you're pumping, you have to mimic that pattern using the pump, by pumping more often and for longer. You may need to add in some sessions at night, or after your baby nurses when you are with him, and it may take a while to get your supply back to where you want it. I have to say that 8-12 oz is an ENORMOUS amount of milk to pump, even first thing in the morning, so it may take some time to get back to that level.
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