4 months old boy | 2 years ago
Can mental stress reduce my breastmilk supply?
a year ago
2 years ago
There's definitely no straight forward answer to that question. some research have found that stress can reduce oxytocin levels in mother's blood and it's oxytocin which helps in milk production.mothers who are relaxed tend to produce more milk. Let the baby suck on breast more frequently, then there's more release of oxytocin, which actually has de-stressing affect on the mother. The more de- stressed the mother is the more the oxytocin is produced. It's like a chain reaction.