How to know whether your breast milk supply is established?

Discussion in 'Breastfeeding Mothers Support Group' started by pinkpluspinky, Nov 6, 2009.

  1. pinkpluspinky

    pinkpluspinky Member

    Breast milk supply is said to establish at about 4-8 weeks. But what are the signs that shows so?
     
  2. diymummy

    diymummy Moderator

    Hi pink,

    You can try to pump and see what your supply is like. But different babies have different needs. So as long as your baby is gaining weight and doesn't fuss from hunger, I would say that your supply is well established already.
     
  3. PinkDiamonds

    PinkDiamonds Well-Known Member

    I think also if your baby is able to stretch feeding intervals it would also be a sign of established milk supply. For example if during the first month your baby is feeding every 2 hours, you may find that in once your milk supply is established your baby can last until 3 hours.
     
  4. pinkpluspinky

    pinkpluspinky Member

    icic... this is very helpful.

    thank you mommies!
     
  5. Stan

    Stan Member

     
  6. PinkDiamonds

    PinkDiamonds Well-Known Member

    It's a good start. Usually if your baby can stretch feeding times mean he/she is taking in more milk, which means you are producing more milk. :)
     
  7. iwan2noe

    iwan2noe Well-Known Member

    Hi pinkpliuspinky,

    You may wanna check out this useful pigeon site?
    Pigeon Breastfeeding Advisor
     
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