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Ensure Your Baby Gets Enough Milk

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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:

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  • 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.

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jagpal_65

A mother, after giving birth to premature twins, never breast fed babies for one month. Now milk is dried from the breast. why this happens and what is the solution to it.

Afsana007

should Pizotifen, Rabeprazole, Montelukast, Fexofenadine, Domperidone effects by baby as i feed by breast to my baby. please tell me.

sobia_akhtar

We have a girl baby of 20 days. she used to have mothers milk every half an hour. whether mothers milk is not sufficient for her. sometimes we used to give her powder milk as advised by doctors and she has a nice sleep. please advice us and need a good diet for her mother.

made007madhu

what are the food increase the milk?

drmitesh85

i have 1 and 1/2 months beby girl and now i m suffering from loose motion kindly guide me which antibiotics can i take or can i take loperamide ? please guide me ASAP

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