How to tell if your baby is getting enough breastmilk from you when he or she is breastfeeding?

Here are some excellent ways to tell if your baby is getting enough milk from you when you breastfeed them. The photo in this article of a good latch is a good one, view it. One thing I need to mention is that first time mother’s may not feel the “let down” feeling in their chest in the initial months of breastfeeding.

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When to seek the help of a lactation consultant

There are so many reasons to seek the help of an experienced IBCLC if you are having difficulty breastfeeding your infant. If you are having difficulty in the beginning that is the time to seek help. When the placenta leaves the body this is what engages the body to kick into gear to make breast milk. Prolactin is the hormone responsible for making the breast milk and during the first 2-3 weeks your body will produce prolactin surges. After this 2-3 week time period the body relies on supply and demand. You have to get the beginning down right to make a successful breastfeeding couplet. Peruse this article as it lists the reasons to seek the help of an IBCLC.

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