Ensure your baby gets enough milk
When your baby is hungry he or she begins to nuzzle against your breast, makes sucking motions or begins to cry. If your baby feeds for a very long time (say, 30 minutes on each side), he or she may be having trouble getting enough milk. If this is repeated every time you breast-feed, consult your doctor. Different babies have different feeding patterns. Many newborns nurse for about 10 minutes to 20 minutes on each breast. Your baby will let you know when he or she is satiated, by letting go of your breast. Most milk is sucked in during the first 5 minutes to 15 minutes of nursing. Signs that your baby is getting enough milk: ·
- Acts satisfied after each feed.
- Gains weight constantly after the first 3 to 7 days after birth.
- Passes urine at least 6 to 8 times a day.
- Passes stool 2 to 5 times a day at first and then may have two or less a day. Stools will be loose at first.