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Leptin reset and breastfeeding success

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created September 29, 2011 at 6:02 PM

So this morning on my facebook feed Lakeshore Medical Breastfeeding Medicine clinic posted this

"Three main hormones required for lactation to begin are prolactin, insulin and hydrocortisone, and progesterone must go away (that happens when the placenta is delivered). From this we know that disorders of prolactin (and its regulation through dopamine and thyroid hormone), insulin, cortisol and progesterone can be a starting points in figuring out issues with low milk supply."

which led me to this this and this

Are we approaching mother's with low milk supply all wrong? If less than 1% of mothers truly have insufficient mammary glands, could this explain at least part of the problem? Obviously, I am aware of the boob-traps pediatricians, ignorant family members, and society plays but I've now known far too many mothers who were perfectly comfortable with nursing, had support from friends and family, and STILL weren't able to nurse.

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on September 29, 2011
at 08:26 PM

I could sleep anywhere in any conditions when I was preggo. In fact, I could almost go to sleep at will!

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on September 29, 2011
at 08:09 PM

This makes me think there is a wisdom to the body's overwhelming desire to fall asleep early while pregnant.

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on September 29, 2011
at 07:38 PM

plus it's your last opportunity to sleep through the night for the next 18 years

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on September 29, 2011
at 10:38 PM

Good stuff! I also believe that Vitamin D status plays a big role here.

Haven't done my study search yet!

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on September 29, 2011
at 07:30 PM

Leptin rx takes care of this if you begin it by third trimester.

6229cd9a7ca9882590259fae022e2647

(3209)

on September 29, 2011
at 08:26 PM

I could sleep anywhere in any conditions when I was preggo. In fact, I could almost go to sleep at will!

11838116de44ae449df0563f09bd3d73

(655)

on September 29, 2011
at 07:38 PM

plus it's your last opportunity to sleep through the night for the next 18 years

6120c989fd5b69f42a0834b69b87955b

(24553)

on September 29, 2011
at 08:09 PM

This makes me think there is a wisdom to the body's overwhelming desire to fall asleep early while pregnant.

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