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How Do I Know My Baby Is Getting Enough Milk?

Breastfeeding -- When You Have Not Given Birth

Check your baby's wet and dirty diapers:

  • Babies more than 5 days old should have 6 to 8 heavy, wet diapers and at least 3 yellow, seedy bowel movement (stools) a day.

Have your baby's weight checked regularly:

  • Your baby's weight should be checked every week and more often if your doctor or lactation consultant feel it is necessary.