5 Signs That Your Breastfed Baby Is Getting Enough To Eat

Baby’s WEIGHT GAIN is one of the biggest stressors for new breastfeeding parents. Since there is no gauge on the breast, many parents wish for the peace of mind that comes with having a measurable indicator of their baby’s intake.
During an in-person lactation consultation, we do a weighted feeding so we can measure exactly what your baby took in during a feeding. But, since moms don’t live at the LC’s office and don’t typically have an infant scale that’s sensitive enough at home, you can look at other indicators as signs of adequate breast milk intake.
Watch Diba Tillery, RN, IBCLC, Founder & CEO of My Pure Delivery go through the 5 ways to know Is Your Breastfed Baby Getting Enough To Eat.

Breast milk composition is dynamic, giving your baby all the nutritional components needed for optimal growth and development at every stage. On the chart, notice that the volume consumed per feeding remains about the same from 4 weeks on. This is because your milk constantly changes composition to meet their growing needs. 

Please keep in mind that these volumes are general, and is just a guideline. Every baby is different! 

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