Can your body stop producing breast milk even when you are still breast feed?

I have been breast feeding immediately for two weeks and it seems like I'm not producing enough. I can lone fill about half a bottle at a time. I be filling about two bottles at a time. I don't know what to do.
What if you're not quite sure about baby's current weight gain (perhaps tot hasn't had a weight check lately)? If baby is have an adequate number of wet and dirty diapers then the following things do NOT tight that you have a low milk supply:

* Your baby nurses frequently. Breastmilk is digested quickly (usually contained by 1.5-2 hours), so breastfed babies need to eat more often than formula-fed babies. Many babies own a strong need to suck. Also, babies often need continuous contact near mom in order to feel immobilize. All these things are normal, and you cannot spoil your baby by meeting these wishes.
* Your baby suddenly increases the frequency and/or length of nursings. This is often a growth spurt. The baby nurses more (this usually last a few days to a week), which increases your milk supply. Don't offer baby supplements when this happens: supplementing will inform your body that the babe doesn't need the extra milk, and your supply will drop.
* Your baby nurses more often and is fussy within the evening.
* Your baby doesn't nurse as long as she did previously. As babies get older and better at nursing, they become more modernized at extracting milk.
* Your baby is fussy. Many babies have a fussy time of day - habitually in the evening. Some babies are fussy much of the time. This can have many reason, and sometimes the fussiness goes away before you find the reason.
* Your little one guzzles down a bottle of formula or expressed milk after nursing. Many babies will willingly take a bottle even after they have a full feed at the breast. Read more here from board-certified lactation consultant Kathy Kuhn about why baby may do this and how this can affect milk supply. Of course, if you regularly supplement baby after nursing, your milk supply will drop (see below).
* Your breasts don't trickle milk, or only leak a little, or stop leak. Leaking has nothing to do with your milk supply. It habitually stops after your milk supply has adjusted to your baby's needs.
* Your breasts suddenly seem to be softer. Again, this normally happens after your milk supply has used to to your baby's needs.
* You never feel a let-down sensation, or it doesn't seem as strong as previously. Some women never feel a let-down. This has nothing to do near milk supply.
* You get very little or no milk when you pump. The amount of milk that you can pump is not an accurate measure of your milk supply. A toddler with a healthy suck milks your breast much more efficiently than any pump. Also, pumping is an acquire skill (different than nursing), and can be very dependent on the type of pump. Some women who have abundant milk supplies are not sufficiently expert to get any milk when they pump. In addition, it is very adjectives and normal for pumping output to decrease over time.

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Who to contact if you suspect low milk supply

If you're concerned about your milk supply, it will be very helpful to go and get in touch with a La Leche League Leader or a board certified lactation consultant. If your baby is not purchase weight or is losing weight, you need to maintain in close contact with her doctor, since it's possible that a medical condition can cause this. Supplementing may be medically compulsory for babies who are losing weight until your milk supply increases. If supplementing is medically necessary, the best thing to supplement your babe with is your own pumped milk.

Potential causes of low milk supply

These things can cause or contribute to a low milk supply:

* Supplementing. Nursing is a supply & constraint process. Milk is produced as your baby nurses, and the amount that she nurses lets your body know how much milk is required. Every bottle (of formula, juice or water) that your tot gets means that your body gets the signal to produce that much smaller quantity milk.
* Nipple confusion. A bottle requires a different type of sucking than nursing, and it is easier for your baby to extract milk from a bottle. As a result, giving a bottle can either cause your babe-in-arms to have problems sucking properly at the breast, or can result in baby preferring the constant faster flow of the bottle.
* Pacifiers. Pacifiers can grounds nipple confusion. They can also significantly reduce the amount of time your baby spends at the breast, which may cause your milk supply to drop.
* Nipple shields can front to nipple confusion. They can also reduce the stimulation to your nipple or interfere with milk transfer, which can interfere beside the supply-demand cycle.
* Scheduled feedings interfere with the supply & demand cycle of milk production and can lead to a reduced supply, sometimes several months next rather than immediately. Nurse your baby whenever she is hungry.
* Sleepy toddler. For the first few weeks, some babies are very sleepy and only demand to nurse infrequently and for short period. Until baby wakes up and begins to constraint regular nursing, nurse baby at least every two hours during the da Source(s):…
No. Are you nursing directly from the breast? That would be best.

Your body is still adjust. Don't worry about how much you can pump just verbs nursing.
Answers:    You won't get indistinguishable amount of milk by pumping as you would if you were nursing. Babies are much more efficient than pumps. Put your baby to breast as much as possible. When I go back to work and had to rely on pumping, my milk supply significantly decreased. Good report is that you can bring it up again by drinking lots of water, nursing every 2 hours, pumping between nursings, and (if necessary) getting some nursing tea or supplements (look for Earth Mama Angel Baby nursing tea).
I don't get much by pumping either but I know my toddler is fine (even though he'd nurse all day if I let him :) Source(s): 10 months of nursing & pumping experience!

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