Is baby getting enough?

Is my baby getting enough?

These things will tell you if your newborn is getting enough breast milk:

  • After your milk comes in, your new baby has about six to eight wet diapers and at least three mustard-color bowel movements every day.

  • Your baby gains an average of four to seven ounces a week, or at least one pound a month after the first week.

  • Your baby nurses often - about every two to three hours. That makes 8 to 12 times a day. The more you nurse, the more milk your body makes.

  • Your baby looks healthy. Baby has good color and is alert and active. If you think your baby isn't getting enough milk, talk to the doctor.

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