Re: Low milk supply prior to menstruation...how to nourish b
As long as you are home with baby and are nursing on demand, the best thing you can do is to just nurse, nurse, and nurse some more. Baby will get his needs met- it may take a bit more effort on his part and that may make him fussy, but he won't starve and as long as you don't supplement, your supply will rebound quickly. Remember, supply = demand, so the more often and more completely baby drains the breast, the better your supply will be. Offer supplemental formula, and demand will tank, taking supply with it. Your nurse should be ashamed of the bad advice she gave you!
Now, if you're working outside the home, you will probably need to use your pump to mimic the increased demand a baby gives you when your supply dips. That means adding in some pumping sessions, at work if possible, on the way to/ from work and/or at home if not.
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