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Will Breastfeeding Be Enough For My Baby?

Breastfeeding -- When You Have Not Given Birth

If your baby is younger than 6 months, you may need to give your baby extra milk (expressed breastmilk or formula) until your milk supply increases.  Some mothers are not able to make all the milk that baby needs.  They continue to give their babies extra milk until the baby is taking more solids at about 1 year of age.

The lactation consultant can help you learn the best way to give your baby the extra milk.  You may learn to use a tube at the breast or feed from a cup.

Spend lots of time holding your baby skin to skin.  Use a sling or baby carrier to keep your baby close during the day.  Many women have had more success with induced lactation when using a cup or spoon to give the extra milk.