Breastfeeding and Breast milk

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Will I produce more milk if I breastfeed more often?

Breastfeeding and Breast milk

Your milk won't actually come in until 24 to 48 hours after you have delivered your baby. It is still important to breastfeed your baby, however. Your breast will secrete a substance called colostrum, which is thick and yellow. Colostrum is full of antibodies, and it will be enough to sustain your baby until your milk does come in. If possible, breastfeed your baby while you are still in recovery. Once your milk comes in, your breasts may feel engorged. You'll need to nurse your baby every two hours or more often. Your milk supply is based on demand. The more you nurse, the more milk you'll produce.

   

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