A note from Dr Jack Newman on Milk ProductionShare
Friday, November 27, 2009 at 10:20am
I am hearing more and more often that mothers are being told that if they haven't developed an adequate milk production by 6 or 8 weeks after birth, that they never will. From our clinic experience and the experience of many many mothers, this is patently untrue.
Many mothers will give up breastfeeding on hearing this sort of information. But there is so much more to breastfeeding than the milk so that even if the mother cannot produce all the milk the baby needs, it's still worth maintaining the breastfeeding.
See the websites www.nbci.ca or www.drjacknewman.com for our Protocol to manage breastmilk intake by the baby.
Jack Newman, MD, FRCPC