Baby only breastfeeds in the evening

by raphael
(dormaa ahenkro, Ghana)

a mothers job demands that her baby only suckles in the evening when she returns from work, can that cause stomach ache and running stomach in the baby?

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Aug 04, 2012
Foremilk /hindmilk imbalance
by: Tracy


Yes, especially if mom has an overproduction of milk. What happens is that moms breasts are overfull, baby drinks but only receives the foremilk (because there is so much of it)

Foremilk is the watery milk in the front of the breast's milk producing cells (alveoli), this milk is high in lactose which causes the runny tummy and colic symptoms.

Has she just started working again? It could be because her body has not yet regulated the amount of milk needed for baby. Her milk supply should drop within a couple of days...which means that baby will stop having runny stools and tummy ache. It will take a while and her body will start producing just the right amount of milk needed for the night feedings.

If the oversupply continues (which is very rare, if mom is only breastfeeding once or twice per day) she can use certain herbs to decrease supply.

There are more tips on how to handle oversupply and foremilk hindmilk imbalance here...


Foremilk/hindmilk imbalance

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