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Can you start breastfeeding after stopping?
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Stress can certainly slow the flow. But as long as a mother continues to nurse her baby, stress isn't likely to stop her milk production. Plus, research has found that breastfeeding reduces negative moods and stress — so nursing your baby can actually help you get through a stressful time. Oxytocin, a hormone released into your bloodstream when you nurse, can have a calming effect. This means that a mom who's stressed and breastfeeds her baby is likely to become more relaxed. When she relaxes, her milk start to flow again. And since it's the baby's sucking that stimulates milk production, a mother who keeps nursing is likely to keep producing milk.
Is it true that stress can cause breastmilk to dry up?
August 7, pm Updated August 7, pm. She was my fourth and final baby, and while I had a reasonable supply of breast milk, I could never be called a super-producer. I fully expected my breast milk would dry up in a few days or weeks. I first noticed this a year after my breastfeeding journey was over when a hot shower brought forth some milk, much as it had done when I was feeding a baby. A year later, curiosity got the better of me and I gave my nipple a squeeze.
Here you are — you finally think you have this breastfeeding thing down. Then suddenly you have a drop in your milk supply in what seems like overnight. Many things can cause a once robust milk supply to drop. Whatever the reason for this drop, there are things you can do to bring your milk supply back up to the level it once was. The fastest way to increase your supply is to ask your body to make more milk.