One of the things I've observed in a decade on breastfeeding discussion groups is that many moms are told exactly the WRONG things about their supply. Docs check production by pumping. They weigh the baby before and after only ONE feeding. They look for breast fullness.
And not ONE of those things means anything.
Baby's behavior also means nothing as far as SUPPLY. Could indicate something ELSE, but that's another post.
There's just ONE indicator of supply: Diapers. If you're changing one per day of life in the first week, then 6-8 daily thereafter, regardless of content, your supply is fine.
I want to stamp out some of the self-doubt I've seen far too often from moms who were doing great but didn't know it, and replace it with confidence.
I know some moms will take this wrong. But if this helps ONE MOM realize she's doing better than she's giving herself credit for, my mission is accomplished.
Answer by apexmommy at 9:52 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
Answer by But_Mommie at 9:59 PM on Nov. 1, 2009