Breast Milk Supply

Breast Milk Supply

Breast Milk Supply Questions

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by 5 · about 8 hours ago

Hey there I'm on day 4 of my paleo plan and have noticed a significant decrease in my milk supply....its bad! My daughter is 4 months old and exclusively breast fed. The advice I've gotten is to add carbs and fats.....my question is how? Should... (more)

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staceychev 0 · June 13, 2013 at 10:26 AM

My first instinct is to recommend for you to sign up for some sort of calorie-logging tool to see if you're getting enough. I find that when I do a really strict phase in my paleo eating (like a Whole 30 or something), I don't feel like I'm... (more)

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by 55 · about 8 hours ago

She's going to "try" to pump, but doesn't think she'll be able to do much while working full time. I've suggested cow's milk and/ or donated breast milk, she thinks the antibodies from another woman's breast milk will hurt the baby and the baby... (more)

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Karen 0 · July 24, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Ultimately it's up to her. It's her body, her breasts. However I'm afraid that as a grandmother of 2 breastfed kids and as a mother who breastfed, I have little patience with mothers who won't even give it a shot. I'll resist that rant because... (more)

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by 10919 · about 9 hours ago

So this morning on my facebook feed Lakeshore Medical Breastfeeding Medicine clinic posted this "Three main hormones required for lactation to begin are prolactin, insulin and hydrocortisone, and progesterone must go away (that happens when the... (more)

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Dragonfly 0 · September 29, 2011 at 10:38 PM

Good stuff! I also believe that Vitamin D status plays a big role here. Haven't done my study search yet!

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by 15 · about 9 hours ago

My second daughter was born in early February of this year. She is now 6 months old. I have started her on paleo solids, because breast milk alone was not sustaining her anymore, but am still nursing her about 5 times a day and 1-2 times a night.... (more)

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Katherine 0 · August 31, 2011 at 4:53 PM

wrt the carbs: Paleo is not by definition low carb. I'd add some "safe starches" a la Perfect Health Diet - around 400 cals per day (ie 100-150g carbs) WRT the nursing: What behaviors is she displaying that cause you to think she's not getting... (more)

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by 480 · October 13, 2014 at 3:37 AM

This has been mentioned here and there but I can't source the main points... How much (or did) adults in the paleo era drink human breastmilk?

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Dysnes 0 · March 26, 2012 at 6:23 PM

I do not believe anyone can know with certainty...

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