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Old 09-29-2011, 11:32 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 13 month old son went on a 5 day nursing strike.  While he wasn't nursing, I only pumped 1-2 times a day.  Before the strike he nursed every two hours.  Now, he is nursing again (which I am stoked about).  Do you think that my milk supply can amp back up, with his regular nursing?  My supply changed a lot during the strike (as far as I could tell from what I was pumping).  He eats solid food well and nurses contentedly, so I am not concerned-just curious.


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I would assume that your body is just going to make milk when he nurses, which is the perfect amount.  If he needs more, he will nurse more and production will increase.

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im going through a strike right now! I hate it ! =( Can I ask how old was your son when this happened and what do you think triggered the strike. What did you do to remediate it? I was told to pump after you nurse to increase producation as im sure your know its all about supply and demand. Or you can just pump a few minutes every so often to increase your producation whethe before or after nursing just to keep the demand up.

 

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