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  • How can I slow down the flow of breast milk?

  • Leaning back when feeding can help to slow the flow down if your baby finds it hard to latch (Trimeloni and Spencer, 2016). Consider asking for support from a trained breastfeeding supporter, such as an NCT Breastfeeding Counsellor or peer supporter. Cut down on or stop expressing your milk 鈥?the more milk you take, the more you make.

  • What is the control of lactation and milk ejection?

  • Lactation 鈥?The Control of Lactation and Milk Ejection. Milk does not simply flow from the breasts. Instead, it is ejected after about 30 seconds of suckling by the infant. Stimulation of the nipple by suckling sends nerve impulses to the hypothalamus, which triggers the release of oxytocin by the posterior lobe of the pituitary.

  • How is milk synthesis controlled in the maintenance stage of breastfeeding?

  • In the maintenance stage, milk synthesis is controlled at the breast 鈥?milk removal is the primary control mechanism for supply. Milk removal is driven by baby鈥檚 appetite.

  • How can I increase my breast milk supply?

  • Once the flow slows, you can put your baby back to the breast. Pump or hand express until the flow of milk slows down, and then put baby to the breast. Use this only if nothing else is working, as it stimulates additional milk production. If you do this, try to express a little less milk each time until you are no longer expressing before nursing.