Placenta and Breastfeeding

How Placental Problems During Pregnancy Can Cause Problems Breastfeeding

Any problems you have with the placenta during pregnancy will negatively affect milk production. During a normal pregnancy the breasts grow and prepare for breastfeeding the baby. Levels of prolactin (the milk-making hormone) rise throughout pregnancy, but actual milk production is prevented by the presence of progesterone (a pregnancy hormone). When these two hormones are present together, the result is larger breasts that are primed for milk production.

Once the placenta is delivered progesterone levels drop dramatically and along with nipple stimulation from the newborn sucking, milk production begins.

Any problems with the placenta during pregnancy can muck things up. The body can be tricked into thinking the placenta has been delivered. Progesterone levels drop and prolactin switches from preparing the breast for breastfeeding to milk production. But because milk isn’t being removed, the supply starts to decrease and will continue to decrease until milk is removed.

If you experienced any placenta problems during pregnancy, it’s likely your breasts weren’t fully prepared for breastfeeding plus your milk supply may have decreased due to early milk production that wasn’t removed. First follow the 11 ways to increase milk supply. Second begin taking the following herbs that are believed to increase breast tissue:

  • Saw Palmetto - Begin with 500 Mg in morning & 500 Mg before bedtime, increase to 1000 in morning & 1000 Mg before bedtime after 1 week.
  • Shatavari - Begin with 400 Mg in morning & 400 Mg before bedtime, increase to 800 in morning & 800 Mg before bedtime after 1 week.
  • Red Clover Blossoms - Begin with 1000 Mg in morning & 1000 Mg before bedtime, increase to 2000 in morning & 2000 Mg before bedtime after 1 week.
  • Goat’s Rue - Begin with 1200 Mg in morning & 1200 Mg before bedtime, increase to 2400 in morning & 2400 Mg before bedtime after 1 week. It should not be used if you have diabetes.

Take the herbs for one month.

There is a link between placenta and breastfeeding problems. Take action now to rebuild your milk supply.

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