Health Tip: Got Enough Breast Milk?08/09/13
(HealthDay News) -- While most women produce enough breast milk
to feed their babies, low milk supply is a concern for many
The womenshealth.gov website suggests how to help increase milk
- When feeding, ensure that baby is properly latched and
positioned on the breast.
- Feed frequently, letting baby determine when he or she needs to
eat and when to stop.
- During feeding, offer both breasts. Let baby feed from the
first breast until sucking slows, then offer the second
- Don't offer baby cereal or formula to help maintain interest in
breast milk. Hold off on solid food until baby is at least 6 months
- Restrict pacifier use.
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