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  1. Hello Dear,

    Thank you for writing to us at MediMetry.
    The more you feed your baby, the more milk your body will produce, as per nature's rule of demand and supply. If demand is less then automatically breast milk supply will decrease and ultimately stop.
    If you are exclusively breast feeding, here are things you can try to ensure sufficient production of breast milk:
    1. Take lots of fluids at least 2-3 litres
    2. De-stress yourself
    3. Proper sleep and physical activity
    4. Keep yourseld motivated to breast feed as this nature's best gift to a mother
    5. Learn and educate yourself about proper breast feeding position and latching of baby
    6. Continue you iron and calcium supplements for at least 6 months or as advised by obstetrician
    7. Consult your doctor if there any breast related issues like pain, cracked nipples or breast engorgement because these all may hamper breast milk supply

    You may find this article useful:
    The Nursing Basics: http://medimetry.com/2015/07/31/the-nursing-basics/
    Benefits of Breastfeeding for Mother: http://medimetry.com/2015/08/23/breastfeeding-benefits-for-mother/

    Hope this answers your query. Feel free to write back with follow-up questions.
    Stay connected to MediMetry for regular tips for new moms and preparing yourself for managing a new born!