Is it possible to only breastfeed three times a day and not dry up? I want to keep breastfeeding, but not be a pacifier… We’ve been doing formula and breastfeeding for five months but have slowed down the breastfeeding the last week.
No. The less you feed or pump, the less you will produce and you’ll eventually dry up or just produce a little at each of those 3 feedings.
I breastfed once or twice a day for the last 3 months. Breastfed once a day with my oldest for a year. Your body will make as much milk as the baby needs as long as they latch you should be fine. If you see a decrease, boost your supply and pump a couple times
Depends on how old your baby is, & how regulated your supply is.
It depends on the person. Some can breastfeed once a day and still have a huge supply. Others feed often and barely make enough. It is mostly dependent on supply and demand but every body is different.
I would think so.
I work 3 or sometimes 4 days a week and don’t pump those 3 days. (13-14 hrs no nursing) and still have no issue breastfeeding every night and the entirety of the days that I am off. I’ve been doing this for 4 months now so if it was gonna diminish it sure hasn’t lol, also I had an oversupply to begin with but had a horrible breast abscess and they some of my cut milk ducts and I still am doing fine.
Maybe pump a time or two that would help
Yes! All 3 of my kids were daytime weaned around 14-15 months. But they would still get a bedtime boob, and the occasional morning boob for months after that. Up until 19 months with the last.
It is possible but could decrease your supply. Remember that baby latching is more effective than pumping so if you need more supply try upping the nursing later on.
It is normal for your baby to need to breastfeed at least 8 times a day. You can breastfeed three times a day if its the same times every day but it is true that you probably won’t be able to breastfeed for very long with only breastfeeding 3 times a day.
Allowing your baby to use you as a “pacifier” actually helps your milk supply. Sometimes just knowing that some babies breastfeed often during growth spurts. If they are truly just comfort sucking you can take them off as soon as you see they are no longer feeding. Just keep in mind that it is normal for them to feed 8-10 times a day.