Story by: Menisa Marshall on July 30, 2019
Breastfeeding provides loads of well-documented benefits for babies and moms. One common question many moms have about breastfeeding is, “How can I tell if my baby is getting enough milk?”
It’s a fair question. After all, it’s not like you’re using a bottle with ounces marked clearly on the side that let you see exactly how much milk your baby takes in with each feeding.
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Elizabeth M. Doyle, M.D., Norton Children’s Medical Associates – Shepherdsville and Norton Healthcare’s system medical director for lactation, offers these useful guidelines to help moms know when their babies are getting enough nutrition and liquids from breastfeeding:
Dr. Doyle reminds moms — especially new moms — that breastfeeding can look and work differently for every mom and baby.
“Never be shy about asking questions when it comes to your baby’s well-being,” she said. “If you think something isn’t right with your baby, call your pediatrician! You know your baby best.”
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