How to get rid of a clogged duct? | Mommy Knows Best Q and A #23

How to get rid of a clogged duct? | Mommy Knows Best Q and A #23

January 07, 2021

  

What age is appropriate to start weaning off breastfeeding

It's more about the different signs that they are showing they are ready to start weaning and less about in age. Just because one baby adds 6 months might be ready but another baby might not be ready until 8 or 9 months. 

Here are some different signs that babies will show when they're ready to start weaning.

  • If the baby has doubled in their birth weight.
  • If the baby starts showing interest in the solid foods that you are eating.
  • If the baby starts opening their mouth when they see other people eating solid foods.
  • If the baby can hold their head upright.
  • If the baby can sit up by themselves.
  • If the baby wants to breastfeed very often.
  • If the baby is putting their hands and toys into their mouth constantly.

 

How to get rid of clogged ducts?

Here are some tips.

  • Apply a heating pad or if you don't have a heating pad, a warm compress.
  • You can take an epsom salt bath and soak in there for a little bit.
  • Changing breastfeeding position so if you are able to you can even get down on all force and then the gravity should help the clogged duct.
  • You can massage the clog out and down towards the nipple and that should help it come out eventually.
  • Wear loose fitting clothing, that‘s gonna make it feel like taking the pressure off.

 

How much more milk can a baby get from nursing versus when pumping??

There are a lot of factors that affect milk supply and how much milk you can produce so it's not saying breastfeeding or pumping is gonna produce more it just depends on how you use them. So if you're breastfeeding on demand, you may notice that you'll be able to produce more milk because supply and demand does help your milk supply but if you are power pumping or pumping more frequently, you can get just as much milk when pumping so there's not a clear answer and say how much more milk you can produce one way or the other, it's just how you're using the methods if breastfeeding works better for you, some people pumping works better for them so it's gonna be individual as well. 

 

How long PP can you expect your milk supply to be fully established?

This can definitely vary but most women will notice between 6 and 12 weeks that their milk supply has been fully established.

 

Currently 37 weeks pregnant I have not started leaking. Should I be worried about supply?

Not at all, not every mom will leak before having her baby and actually leaking has no correlation with how you will be able to breastfeed or your milk supply so you have nothing to worry about.

 

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