Susan K. Schulman MD Author of "Understanding Your Child's Health", explains when to use breastfeeding supplements.
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When to Use Supplements for Breastfeeding Male: If the mother whatever the reason had a supplement, do you recommend it in certain situations and what you would supplement with? Dr Schulman: Well, of course, there are some other suggest don’t have enough milk. One of the ways to tell, if you're milk is going to be full or not is to see how much your breast grows in the very beginning of the pregnancy. The first two months of the pregnancy. If the cup size increases right away even before you realize that you're pregnant and if it continues to increase over the first three or four months of pregnancy then that usually means there's a lot of milk producing tissue in there and they’re usually plenty of milk. If the mother tells me that she did not get bigger on top until the end of the pregnancy, I worry because some of them have very little milk producing tissue and those mothers can still nurse but they have to supplement.