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Question: I'm a new mother and my baby is 20 days old. How to find whether my baby is getting enough mothers milk.
Answer: 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 daughter is 15 days old..how to find that baby is feeding enough milk...
Answer: Hello dear. If the baby is not cranky and is not crying because of hunger then ur baby is feeding properly. Usually baby takes 3 to 4 hours after the feed if the tummy gets full. Hope it helps.
Question: How to find my baby is getting enough milk?
If your baby is gaining weight and has adequate amount of wet diaper there is no problem in your supply.
Also keep the baby on breast and let her latch more, the more they suck the more milk your body produces.
Also have a healthy diet and have plenty of water, to keep yourself hydrated.
A good thumb rule to know, that helped me in the newborn days.
Breastfed Babies younger than 6 weeks: 6+ pees and 3+ poops
Babies over 6 weeks 6+ pees and can go up to 10 days without pooping or poop more than 10 Times a day.