~YOUR BODY WAS DESIGNED TO MAKE MILK FOR YOUR BABY~
This is probably the most common concern a new mother has after giving birth.
"Am I making enough milk for my baby?"
"Do I have to supplement and use formula?"
"Why am I only pumping 1 ounce?"
These are the questions they ask themselves not knowing that they are in fact making enough! ❤️ It's normal for newborn babies to want to feed very frequently. If you meet your baby's demands by offering your breast, you'll produce more milk...PERIOD. Topping-up with formula during the first six weeks can and will reduce your milk supply, as your body won't get the signals from your baby feeding to make more milk...this is supply and demand 🙏🏾. If you notice these signs, your baby should be getting enough milk:
1. Your baby is feeding at least six to eight times a day. Let your baby be your guide, and feed as often as he/she wants to feed. There's no need to set up a breastfeeding routine.
2. Breastfeeding feels comfortable and you are free of pain in your breast and nipple after the first few sucks, once your milk has let down.
3. Your breasts feel softer and less full after feeds.
4. Your nipple looks the same shape as when the feed began, or is slightly elongated.
5. Your baby is wetting two or three wet diapers in the first 48 hours, which becomes more frequent. Once baby is over five days old, baby should have at least six wet nappies every 24 hours. Your baby’s poos are a yellowy-mustard colour by the time baby is five days old .
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