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is my baby getting enough breastmilk?

is 2 ounces every 2-3 hours sufficient?

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Asked by MiMiBreezy at 5:22 PM on Mar. 9, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • How do you know how many ounces your baby is getting?

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:24 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • For a newborn that seems just fine.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 5:25 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • If the baby is satisfied and growing then he or she is getting enough.

    Answer by Bmat at 5:27 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • yeo she uis fine, as long as she has 8 wet diapers a day she will be fine.

    Answer by AK_aries at 5:43 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • get her weighed, thats the judgement!!! if shes gaining then you're fine

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:13 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • that's such a tough question. i think it's one of the hardest parts of breastfeeding because you can't see it going in! be assured that if she's gaining weight properly, and she doesn't seem too fussy after feedings, you're probably ok.
    one thing that helps is going to a breastfeeding support group. there, they will weigh your baby before and after she eats and you can actually see how many ounces she's getting! we actually got a scale at first (which lactation consultants tell you never to do! but it's been so helpful!) so that we could get through a rough couple months when i wasn't producing well.

    Answer by mfmom at 7:39 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

  • ounces don't matter cause you can't determine how much you make with a pump. if baby is satisfied and making enough diapers, you're good =) don't worry. about 1% of all women can't produce enough milk. nature made you for this. your baby is fine.

    Answer by jus1jess at 11:24 PM on Mar. 9, 2009

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