Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding
(HealthDay News) -- Nursing moms may be worried that their
newborn isn't getting enough to eat, and it can be difficult to
tell when you can't see how much baby is eating.
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these indicators that your
breast-feeding baby is getting enough milk:
- Steady weight gain in the first week after birth.
- Passing regular urine that is very pale or clear in color.
- Producing regular bowel movements.
- Alternating between periods of sleep and
- Seeming happy and satisfied when a feeding is finished.
- A softening of your breast after a feeding.
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