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2 Bumps

Second milk?

how do i produce more hind milk?

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Asked by mommy2bee12-27 at 1:41 AM on May. 6, 2011 in Kids' Health

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Answers (16)
  • I have no idea but I'm curious to why you are trying to

    Answer by Nicoles2LilRams at 7:27 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • All breastmilk is essentially the same. The fore milk has less fat content b/c the fat in the milk tends to separate as it sits in the breast, with the less fatty part of the milk moving forward first. As the baby feeds & empties your breast, the fat globules are dislodged & move forward to be consumed with the rest of the milk. The milk with the higher fat content is called hind milk. Knowing this, I suppose that if you fed/pumped more often, it would keep the breast more empty, thus forcing the fat forward to the nipple more often so that your breastmilk has a higher fat content more often.

    Answer by mom2aspclboy at 9:22 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • You can pump or express some of the foremilk before feeding baby so baby gets more of the hind milk, but you really can't get your body to produce more of it. Also feeding multiple times in a row on one breast, not switching sides, will help baby get more of the hind milk.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:01 AM on May. 6, 2011

  • Why do you think you need more hind milk?

    Answer by cleanaturalady at 7:31 PM on May. 6, 2011

  • Doesnt nursing alone prompt your body to make the proper "mixture"?

    Answer by Aqua_Jen at 1:34 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • I never found a way to make enough. GL to you.

    Answer by Pnukey at 3:14 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • sounds like you have good answers already!

    Answer by asil at 10:39 PM on May. 7, 2011

  • The more frequently you nurse, the higher the fat content of your milk. The emptier the breast, the higher the fat content. Make sure you allow baby to nurse as long as they like on the first breast before offering the second breast. They may fill up on one breast and only need one breast per feeding.

    Answer by maggiemom2000 at 3:00 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Just like others have said you will have to pump or feed more often.

    Answer by alliesmom112 at 9:12 PM on May. 8, 2011

  • Block nurse.

    Answer by ethans_momma06 at 7:43 AM on May. 9, 2011

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