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If your milk supply goes down with a contreceptive pill and you stop, can it go back up

If your milk supply goes down with a contreceptive pill and you stop, can or will it go back up?

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Asked by Anonymous at 9:03 PM on Jun. 13, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • yes, if you keep nursing and start nursing more frequently. it will increase your supply and the hormones from the pill will eventually get back to normal

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 9:05 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yes. As long as you are still producing milk, and you nurse on demand, your supply will adjust back to what your baby needs.

    Answer by judimary at 9:07 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Breastfeeding is a supply-and-demand process. The pill can make your supply go down initially, but your body will adjust. You can even pump to help bring back your supply. That way you'll also have some on hand for whatever. In the meantime, just nurse nurse nurse!!

    Answer by musicpisces at 9:23 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • when you say you can bring it back up, is that while still on the pill or once off?

    Comment by Anonymous (original poster) at 9:53 PM on Jun. 13, 2011

  • Yes, but the pill has to go if it reduced your supply.

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:41 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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