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Mothers and Babies at Risk for Low Milk

on March 03, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Mothers and Babies at Risk for Low Milk

 

Probably the number one reason that mothers abandon breastfeeding is not having enough milk.  There are many reasons that this can occur.  Most often, specific babies are at risk for poor feeding and certain mothers are at risk for developing low milk supply.  In the best hospitals and birth centers, these mothers and babies are often identified prior to discharge to prevent excessive weight loss or poor weight gain in the newborn.  But all too often, they are not.

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