Getting Enough Milk

I am breastfeeding my baby, but I don't know how much milk he is getting! How can I be sure he is getting enough milk?

This is a very common worry for mothers that are breastfeeding. Remember to trust your body and your baby! If your baby is latching correctly and you feed as often as he wants, your body and baby will do the work.  To ease your worries, there are helpful signs to consider and track. 

One sign is how many wet and dirty diapers your baby has in a day.  What goes in has to come out, and if the baby is meeting diaper goals, that is a great sign! You can also track your baby's feedings.

Another sign that your baby is getting enough milk: they have clear hunger cues every 2-3 hours on average. They may get hungry more often when going through a growth spurt.

When your baby is latched deeply and receiving a good amount of milk, you will hear swallowing, see their ears wiggle, and arms and hands will be relaxed and limp after feeding. You will notice they will slowly grow out of clothes, and their weight will be on a gradual growth curve.

These are all signs that your baby is getting enough milk!

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