Question by  secondbanana (289)

Will my milk supply dry up when my breastfeeding baby starts to eat solids?

I am worried I will have to stop breast feeding.


Answer by  becki (229)

You will want to make sure that you continue your breast feeding schedule. You can do this by either breast feeding your baby after he eats solids, or by pumping. You just want to make sure tat your body know it still needs to prodcue milk.


Answer by  jerbe (77)

Your suuply will not dry up and you should still continue breastfeeding even when he/she starts eating solids, they will still need the nutrients from your milk. You can give them water with their solid foods and then pick some times during the day/night to still feed from the breast.


Answer by  TheAnswerFairy (2345)

You will gradually start producing less and less milk as your baby drinks less and less breast milk. You will not dry up immediately when your baby starts eating solid food, but that will be the first stage in weaning.


Answer by  JJP (360)

If you continue to breastfeed them or pump then your supply should remain adequate. Its when you stop breastfeeding all together that you will dry up. Just continue to breastfeed after them eating or pump often and your supply will remain fine. You can eat mother's milk cookies or drink mother's milk tea to help keep it up.

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