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Q&A: Does Age Matter?

Does my age affect my milk production?
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March 2, 2017
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There isn’t any indication that older mamas make less (or lower quality) milk. Your milk is custom-made for your baby, and your milk volume is determined, for the most part, by baby’s demand (how much he eats). So go ahead and breastfeed without fear…at any age. But if you are having difficulties, be sure to get experienced, hands-on lactation help.

Please note: The Bump and the materials and information it contains are not intended to, and do not constitute, medical or other health advice or diagnosis and should not be used as such. You should always consult with a qualified physician or health professional about your specific circumstances.

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