Is it true that only babies can stimulate milk supply?
Today my BF consultant told me that I can't feed my lo with expressed milk only because my breasts will stop producing milk. Is that true? I temporarily gave up feeding her from my breasts until her tied tongue gets sorted.
Plenty of mums manage a full milk supply with pumping. It's hard work, but quite possible. It's easier with a hospital grade pump, and using your hands to assist; some mums also make a halter-neck to hold double flanges while they use their hands!
Skin to skin is often really soothing for mums at stressful times like this, and helps with milk production too.
I too was told the same thing, and I'm now on a mission to make the particular breastfeeding support worker who told me that eat her words!
I've read so many posts on here from people who've managed to do it, and I'm determined to join them. Alex is 4 weeks on Friday and my supply is still going really strong - I've been exclusively expressing since he was a few days old as he wouldn't feed in hospital due to mucus at first and then jaundice. Now he loves his EBM by the bottle! Alex gets plenty of milk from me and I'm also able to freeze quite a bit every day too.
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