How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk

Is my baby getting enough milk? This common concern is explained by breastfeeding expert, Jennifer Davidson who explains how feeding times and schedules designate that your baby is getting enough to eat.
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How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk

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The best way to know that your baby is getting enough milk is first I always like to recommend moms to observe the baby. If their baby is content after a feed, if she hears audible swallowing, if her breast becomes softer after a feeding, those are all signs that the baby is getting milk. And the way to know if it’s enough is by really watching the pees and the poops. If the baby is having at least six to eight clear, heavy, wet diapers per day by day six, then your baby is fully hydrated. When the baby is fully hydrated, we know that she’s getting enough to eat. And two to five poops per day of the loose breast milk stools is adequate for the first six to eight weeks.

Is my baby getting enough milk? This common concern is explained by breastfeeding expert, Jennifer Davidson who explains how feeding times and schedules designate that your baby is getting enough to eat.

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Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSC, IBCLC

RN & Lactation Consultant

Jennifer Davidson, RN, BSN, IBCLC, earned her AA degree in early childhood education and taught preschool for two years. She returned to college and received a bachelor's degree in Nursing. After completing school, she worked as a pediatric nurse at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles for ten years. During this time she got married and gave birth to a beautiful son who changed her life. Jennifer realized she did not want to return to the same long hours that would take her away from her family. When Jennifer was offered a part-time job as an RN at the progressive pediatric office of Dr. Jay Gordon and Linda Nussbaum in Santa Monica, she accepted it and has been there for 18 years.

Somewhere after birthing and nursing another wonderful son, Jennifer discovered a new passion and began helping other mothers with breastfeeding problems. She completed the extensive training to become a lactation consultant and for the last eight years has been the breastfeeding specialist in the pediatric office. Jennifer has the wonderful opportunity of following women from their pregnancy throughout their breastfeeding journey. She is able to intimately know the women and their stories. Most important, Jennifer learns with the women how best to draw out their own knowledge in creating a successful breastfeeding experience. Repeatedly she has found that helping a woman trust her own instincts builds the most confidence and leads to the most success.

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