Re: 35.2 week baby born + trouble establishing milk supply
Are the wounds slit-like, the sorts of cracks or near-cracks you'd see with extremely dry skin? Also, is mom experiencing any of he following:
- itching or burning sensations, particularly AFTER nursing or pumping?
- dry, flaking skin in the nipple or areola?
- vaginal yeast infection?
- nipples appearing more red, pink, or shiny than normal?
And is the baby having any of the following:
- oral thrush?
- yeast diaper rash?
There is NO point at which milk is "over." Milk supply can be increased at any time by increasing frequency and duration of stimulation to the breast. This is why adoptive mothers- including those who have never been pregnant or nursed a baby!- can breastfeed, and why women can regain a full milk supply even after a prolonged period of not nursing.
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