It is difficult to determine how much milk your baby is drinking while on the breast. This causes some moms to become concerned and then they get worried that their baby isn’t getting enough to eat. If your baby is gaining weight and seems satisfied after a feeding session then you probably don’t have anything to worry about. However, if your doctor has shown some concern with your baby’s weight, then you will want to help your baby put on additional weight.
A newborn will eat every two to three hours for the first few weeks of life. Most babies will eat until they are satisfied. Some baby’s are very efficient and eat quickly while babies take their time and eat slowly. There is no reason to be concerned as long as your baby as your baby seems satisfied. Your baby will let you know if they are unsatisfied and aren’t getting enough breast milk. Typically, a baby that is unsatisfied will continually cry or fuss after a feeding.
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