“Does breast size matter with milk production?
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The size of your breasts will not determine the amount of milk you make. The amount of mammary tissue you have in the breast will be a contributing factor of milk production. There is a very small percentage of bodies that just don't have enough to make an efficient milk supply to sustain milk feeding.
Most bodies are able to make enough milk for their babees around 32-36oz TOTAL for the day, no matter the size of their breast!
Your breast size determines storage capacity only.
How much can they hold at one time?
Your boobs can only hold so much honey so at some point you gotta empty them...
Larger breasts may have fewer feeds because they have a “larger container” to store milk in while smaller breasts have more frequent feeds due to a “smaller container” to store milk.
Your breasts react to a few variables when it comes to milk supply. Milk supply is also based off of supply and demand. The more milk you remove the more milk you will make. This is because milk production is controlled by the design of the feedback inhibitor of lactation, or FIL (a polypeptide), which is present in your breast milk itself.
Amazing....it's like a bunch of little sensors in your breasts that tells you when to make milk.
If milk is not removed, the FIL builds up in the milk and stops the cells from making any more milk. When you remove the FIL hormone by latching or pumping efficiently, you will begin to reduce the amount of FIL and begin to make more milk.
Babees should be offered both breasts during a feed or nipple stimulation applied to both breasts during pumping for even stimulation. Sometimes your babee may favor one breast over the other one so it will tend to make more milk than the less stimulated breast.
This protects your breasts from challenges like clogged ducts and mastitis.
Your boobs are not exactly twins more like sisters. Two different sizes and shapes.
Respondive feeding by watching for hunger cues for the first three months will not only help to build your supply in the early days but maintain your milk supply through weaning.
Keep at it, honey!!
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