Making milk

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Breasts make more milk when milk is removed effectively and more often.  This is the basic principle behind making plenty of milk for your baby.  In most cases a mother’s breasts will continue to make plenty of milk when feeds are comfortable by feeding according to their baby’s cues and their baby does big suck swallows at the breast.

There are however, situations where this may not happen and mothers require care from a health professional, such as an IBCLC to determine the cause and provide a plan of care to address the issue.  See reasons for low supply.