i'm still a bit confused as how the supply/demand is regulated - is by the removal of milk or by the stimulation due to sucking (and/or pumping)?
i'm wondering whether a better latch will stimulate more production of milk? but is this due to better milk transfer (ie removal) or just better stimulation (ie better suck). and also, does hand-expressing affect supply?
i've look it up and i cannot find a clear answer
I dIsagree - it isn't just removal as if you remove part of the milk in the breast then you will produce less. Milk contains something that tells your body to stop producing so your body knows how much it has in there. When the breast is empty it isn't getting these stop signals. If the breast is empty and the baby is still nursing, the breast knows there wasn't enough so makes more quickly. Lots of stimulation with an empty breast gives the milk supply a real boost. So it isn't the taking of milk, it is the being empty and the stimulation.
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