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To let gravity slow the milk flow,lean back or recline with your baby facing the breast directly, belly toward your belly. Or nurse while lying on your side, letting the extra milk drip down onto a towel. Take your baby off the breast if he seems to be gulping milk too fast or struggling to cope with the flow.

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  • What can I do to help my breast milk flow better?

  • Utilize breast compression. Breast compression can help your breast milk flow better and encourage your baby to continue breastfeeding. You don’t use this technique when the baby is actively breastfeeding. But when the milk flow slows down and the baby is no longer getting breast milk as he sucks,…

  • How does breast compression help breast milk flow?

  • Breast compression can help your breast milk flow better and encourage your baby to continue breastfeeding. When the milk flow slows down and the baby is no longer getting breast milk as they suck, breast compression can help get more breast milk out of the breast.

  • What happens to your milk supply when you stop breastfeeding?

  • When you begin to breastfeed less often or stop breastfeeding altogether, your supply of breast milk decreases. So, if you decide to start breastfeeding again, you have to rebuild your milk supply. Rebuilding or reestablishing your breast milk supply is called relactation.

  • What is the best way to produce breast milk?

  • To achieve the healthiest amount of breast milk possible, it is essential that you: 1 Breastfeed your baby or pump the breast milk from your breasts at least 8 to 12 times a day. 2 Offer both breasts at every feeding. Breastfeeding from both sides at each feeding provides… 3 Utilize breast compression.