Question by  superwhites (220)

What could be causing me not to let my milk down?

My baby is two weeks old and my milk has yet to come in.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

For some women it takes time. At the beginning you are producing Colostrum with is a very nutritious liquid (yellowish) high in protein. After that, your milk will come based on your baby's sucking. Your diet, amount of liquid you drink are also important. It's also important you feel relaxed and comfortable.


Answer by  Kurt (4579)

It could be caused by many things. It might be from your medications. You might have a hormonal imbalance from the pregnancy. You should talk to your doctor to find ways to stimulate your breast milk production.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

It is important to drink lots and lots of liquids. It is also important to let your child nurse frequently, this will stimulate the let down. Also, relax! Your body should know what to do, and stress can hamper breast feeding.


Answer by  worker4589 (122)

Your baby's latch might not be right, which would not stimulate your milk flow the right way. Or there could be hormonal problems, or medications you're on could be affecting your milk production. You should talk to a lactation consultant about pumping and other ways to improve your milk production.


Answer by  Helen78 (28)

If your baby isn't fussing, it's possibly your milk is coming in without you realising. Otherwise, try to relax and let your baby feed as often as possible.

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