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Enough Milk???

To make sure your baby is getting enough milk:

You respond to your baby’s early feeding cues. This is easier to do if your baby stays close to you, day and night.

Your baby nurses at least 8-12 times in 24 hours. At each feeding, you do not limit the amount of time your baby nurses and you allow your baby to finish at one breast before offering the other.

You can hear or see your baby suck and swallow.

Signs that your baby is getting enough milk:

Your baby has at least six to eight wet diapers in a 24-hour period.

Your baby has at least two or more bowel movements in a 24-hour period.

Your baby is gaining weight. It may take two to three weeks for your baby to regain his birth weight.

Breastfeeding requires both practice and some know-how. Eventually, it is easy and natural. But it takes some getting use to and a little work. The one thing you must remember above all else is that you CAN breastfeed. Your body made a baby. Trust that nature has given you the perfect equipment to feed your new baby. Breastfeeding intensifies the mother’s warm, loving feelings and create a comforting atmosphere for a baby just learning to live in the outside world.

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