Feeling stressed about COVID-19?

Despite what some people may tell you, you can expect your milk supply to stay about the same, when you are feeling stressed. If your baby is acting fussy, and hungry, try nursing more often. Your baby will get more to eat by feeding more often, today and tomorrow, and after that you should be making more milk for each feeding. It's supply and demand! The more milk the baby drinks from you (or you take out with a pump), the more you make. The "making more" usually happens after 48-72 hours. (It can take longer for twins.) Nursing more often will raise your prolactin and oxytocin, making you feel LESS stressed. Also, you get to sit or lie down really often. Bonus! If you and your baby enjoy baby wearing, you can try nursing on foot. Contact an LLL Leader or other breastfeeding helper if there is still a problem after two or three days of more frequent breastfeeding!

Please visit LLLI's resource on nursing your baby through COVID-19.

Please visit Dr. Newman's YouTube Video on nursing through COVID-19

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