Monday, February 8, 2010
Reader Question: Decreased Milk Supply
We have been getting great comments and questions from our readers! One recent question we received was about decreasing milk supply around 6 months postpartum. The mother is concerned that her milk supply is decreasing because her breasts don't feel as full as they used to and her baby seems to be hungry all the time. She is looking for answers about why this could be happening and what she can do so that she can continue breastfeeding.
First, we understand that breastfeeding your baby takes work and congratulate you for making it this far. Unfortunately, without seeing you in person it is not possible for us to give you any answers about what you experiencing. If you are having breastfeeding problems, we suggest that you schedule an appointment with your doctor or a Lactation Consultant, who will be able to address your specific situation. To find an IBCLC in your area, visit http://www.ilca.org/ and click on "Find a Lactation Consultant" on the right hand side of the page.