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Am I Producing Enough Breast Milk

My breasts are still very small. Will my baby get enough milk

This is just an old wives' tale with no basis in truth. The size or shape of your breasts has nothing to do with the quality or quantity of milk dispensed. Milk glands in all women are in the back part of the breasts, behind the areola. Their location is the same, regardless of the size of the mother's breasts.

I have inverted nipples, how do I breastfeed

If your nipples are inverted, your breasts may need to be primed (you can do this even before delivery) for feeding. Breast shells or a manual breast pump is the best way to pull out inverted nipples. If you are doing this before delivery and are a high risk candidate for premature delivery, you need to be careful that the pump does not stimulate uterine contractions.

Am I getting enough milk

The more your baby suckles the greater the production of milk.  Many mothers complain that they are not getting enough milk.  This is just not possible.  If the baby is suckling correctly, the more she empties the breast, the greater is the quantity of milk produced. 

Can twins or premature babies also be fed adequately on breast milk

Frequent suckling can provide enough milk for two babies.  The best course to follow is to let one baby have breast milk from one breast and the other baby feed from the other breast. The benefits of breast milk for premature babies cannot be stressed enough.  Premature babies who can swallow but not suckle should be given expressed breast milk in a cup. 

Is there any drug that can increase milk supply?

Frequent suckling in combination with the avoidance of bottle-feeding, increases the production of milk. While there are some drugs like Perinorm that may help increase the milk supply, the natural method of frequent breastfeeding is preferable. However, the purpose will be defeated if the baby is being bottle-fed at the same time.

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