is my breastmilk composition ok?

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  1. ThunderPearls

    ThunderPearls Mum to 1 cheeky monkey!

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    Im really confused! Breastmilk composition changes as your baby gets older to suit their needs. But considering I stopped breastfeeding and then restarted again later on, how does my hody know what sort of milk to make!?? Will it still have the right nutritional value for a 4 month old if I have only been lactating again for around 2 months?

    Just curioua really! Maybe this is why my boy isnt satisfied with the usual 3-4oz expressed milk that the average bf baby is meant to have....
     
  2. missk1989

    missk1989 Well-Known Member

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    I think your body takes a while to stop lactating so although your supply may have decreased it wont have completely disappeared. Im not certain but I would guess that your body is producing milk about right for lo age.
     
  3. seaweed eater

    seaweed eater Well-Known Member

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    I've read that their saliva coming in contact with your nipples is one way your body "knows." If that's the case, then your milk would be fine. But I don't know the research to back that up.
     

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