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Question: My baby is nt getting enough breast milk.. so i feed her formula via bottle.. so she s not at latching to my breast. Plz suggest ways to make her forget bottle and latch to the breast as my supply is lilttle better
Answer: How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk?
If you notice these signs, your baby should be getting enough milk:
Your baby is feeding at least six to eight times a day .
Breastfeeding feels comfortable and you are free of pain in your breast and nipple after the first few sucks, once your milk has let down .
Your breasts feel softer and less full after feeds.
Your nipple looks the same shape as when the feed began, or is slightly elongated .
Your baby looks a healthy colour, and has firm skin that bounces right back if you pinch it gently.
Your baby is alert when he is awake, and readily asks for feeds.
Your baby is wetting two or three wet nappiesin the first 48 hours, which becomes more frequent. Once he's over five days old, he should have at least six wet nappies every 24 hours. Your baby's wee should be pale and odourless .
You can see your baby swallow while he is feeding, and he seems to be latched on properly. You'll be able to hear him swallowing more clearly too, once your milk has come in.
Your baby changes rhythm while sucking, and pauses during feeds. He should start feeding again when he's ready, and come off your breast spontaneously when he's finished.
Your baby’s poos are a yellowy-mustard colour by the time he’s five days old .
Question: Hii.. my baby is not latching my breast properly, as the nipples are flat. hence I use syringe to express my breast milk and then feed him through bottle. But the process is very slow and painful. I am thinking to buy breast pump. Is pumping painful same as syringing? And will pumping increase my supply of breast milk?
Answer: Use nipple shield for breast feeding. I'm having the same issue when my son was born. I couldn't fed him properly that time. So doctor suggested me to use nipple shield. The problem is for every latching we have to use it and sterilize it properly.
And I did buy brest pump also. It is not that much pain, but somehow I think it may be better than syringe.
Question: Can i feed my newborn through bottle as my breast milk supply is low I'm feeding formula milk after every breast feeding. Can i use feeding bottle for that? Dr is suggesring to use spoon feeding instead of feeding bottle.
Answer: Yes dear
Always start bottle feeding to ur baby after 3 months because if u start early then ur baby will stop taking breastfeeding. Also use best and branded bottle for ur baby which should be BPA free.