The Only 6 Signs of a Low Milk Supply

The best food that you can give your baby is breast milk. As per WHO guidelines, a baby should be exclusively breastfed until six months of age. 

After that, you should continue breastfeeding until the baby is two years of age.

Such is the importance of breast milk that mothers try their level best to feed this “liquid gold” to the baby.

The first thing that you should consider is the sucking pattern of the baby. The baby will initially suck fast to express the milk.

Watch the sucking pattern.

A newborn baby loses around 5% – 7% of their birth weight during the initial few days after the birth.

Not gaining weight

Another way to figure out whether the baby is getting enough milk is to count the number of wet diapers. In the initial days, when your breastmilk is not steady.

Not enough wet diapers

A baby who is exclusively breastfed should have dark yellow poops with small flecks in it. The flecks come from the breast milk the baby is feeding.

Poop color does not change.

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All material provided is for your information only and should not be construed as medical advice or instruction. Please consult your doctor.