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Worrying if Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

on May 12, 2014 in Breastfeeding, Worrying if Your Baby is Getting Enough Milk

Many mothers worry about whether their infants are getting enough milk. In fact, the number one reason that mothers abandon breastfeeding is the belief that their baby is not getting enough to eat.

Some mothers may speak with their Pediatrician’s office by phone, ask questions of other mothers on websites, or even begin offering their babies infant formula. These worries can start when their babies seem unsatisfied after nursings, want to nurse very often, nurse for long periods, or are sleepy at the breast.   Some mothers become concerned if their milk has not come in around 74 hours post partum or if their breasts become soft and their babies seem unhappy. Some babies may unhappily pull on and off the breast, again causing doubt as to whether or not the baby is getting enough to eat.

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