The Magic Number and Long-Term Milk Production

From Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1
Page(s): 
Pages 15-18
Abstract: 
Worry about milk production is the most common reason women wean earlier than planned. In many cases this worry is due to confusion about how milk production works. This article describes a teaching concept, termed the Magic Number. Clinicians can use this concept to provide mothers who are not exclusively breastfeeding on cue a clear, evidence-based understanding of how to keep their milk production stable over the long term.

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