Question by  Troy (17)

Will my breast milk dwindle if my child has infrequent breast feeding?

My infant prefers a bottle to the breast and I am worried I will not be able to sustain my supply.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

If you are pumping to feed your baby a bottle then your supply won't change. It changes based on your needs. If you stop feeding the supply will dwindle.


Answer by  worker4589 (122)

Your body needs the stimulation from feeding in order to keep making milk. If he's not nursing and you want to keep your supply up, you should pump.


Answer by  gabriella10 (353)

The milk production will reduce. Your baby's sucking is the stimulus to produce milk. The more he/she sucks the more milk you produce. You should pump yourself and feed him or she a bottle with your milk. The pump will help you to produce more milk.


Answer by  jen37 (1135)

Yes, as the demand decreases, so generally does the supply. If your child prefers the bottle, I would suggest pumping your breast milk and allowing your child to eat that from the bottle instead. It will give him the healthiest milk available and it will keep your supply up.

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