A nursing mom frequently asks this question in the early weeks of breastfeeding. How do I know if my baby is getting enough breast milk?
In bottle feeding, we can easily see how much milk baby is taking. In contrast, measuring breast milk intake is not that straight forward.
Some well-meaning relatives may say, if baby cries after feeding, that means he wants more. If a baby is at the breast all the time, that means you are not producing enough milk. If baby finishes bottle after breastfeeding, that means he does not get adequate breast milk. And the list goes on.
But are those signs really true? Fortunately NO. Yes, your baby may still get enough breast milk even though he behaves like that. [Read more…]