The following recommendations are general guidelines. If you are still having problems after trying some of these suggestions, contact a lactation consultant or your healthcare provider.
- If your baby is gaining weight, then your milk supply is fine.
- If your baby is having at least six to eight wet diapers and frequent stools per 24 hour day, your baby is getting enough milk.
- Burp your baby whenever suckling slows down. This will encourage your baby to wake up and complete the feeding on the other breast.
- Many babies are content after feeding from one breast.