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BREASTFEEDING
Signs Your Baby Is Getting Enough Breast Milk

A healthy, full-term newborn who is breastfeeding well at least eight times a day should need no feedings other than mother's milk. Your baby is most likely getting enough milk if:
Your milk "comes in" (increases in amount) – making your breasts
M feel firm and full – between the second and fourth days
M of breastfeeding.
Your breasts feel full before a feeding and softer afterward.
Your baby has no difficulty latching on.
Your baby is breastfeeding every 2-3 hours – at least eight times
M in a 24-hour period.
Your baby usually breastfeeds for 10 minutes or more and no
M longer than 60 minutes at each feeding. Let your baby, and not
M the clock, determine how long a feeding lasts.
Your baby gives you signs that she is ready to be fed. She may lick
M and smack with her lips and tongue, clench her fists and put
M her hand to her mouth, or flex her arms and legs.
You can hear a rhythm of suck/pause/suck during feedings.
Your baby usually breastfeeds at both breasts.
Your baby appears satisfied and no longer hungry after feedings.
Your baby has at least one wet diaper the first day of life and
M three on days 2 and 3. Look for more wet diapers on days 4 and 5.
M Your baby should wet at least six diapers every day after about
M 6 days of life with clear, colorless urine.
Your baby is passing yellow, seedy runny stools, starting on day
M 3 or 4. If she is not passing any stools, or is still passing meconium
M (thick and black or dark green stools), contact our office.

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