How to tell if your baby is getting enough milk.
Many new nursing mothers worry at some point that baby isn’t eating enough. Your breasts aren’t calibrated on the outside, after all, so you don’t know how much milk you are producing and baby is consuming. If you’re concerned, a few indicators can help you check that your baby is getting her to fill.
Disposition: If your little one seems happy and content after most feedings, then chances are she’s a satisfied customer and is getting enough milk. If she’s crying and fussing or sucking on her fingers frantically after a full feeding, she might still be hungry (though these can also be signs of gas or infant colic…story for another day).
Dirty diapers: Keep a careful count: Your newborn should be pumping out eight to 12 with clear to very pale yellow urine and at least five soft, yellow bowel movements over a 24-hour period in the beginning. For the first several weeks, it’s a good idea to keep a written record of breastfeeding frequencyÂ and diaper output, which you can bring along to the paediatrician’s office on each visit.
Weight. An Infants should gain weight steadily every week; although weight gain varies depending on age and other factors. Youpaediatricianan will let you know if your baby’s growth is on track.
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