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Sweet Pea Births

Chandler, Arizona

Sweet Pea Births

...celebrating every swee​t pea their birth


Q&A with SPB:Milk Production & Baby Getting Enough

Posted on August 18, 2015 at 10:14 AM
Since it's National Breastfeeding Month, we are excited to be able to feature our friends from the Arizona Breastfeeding Center to answer today's Q&A.  Huge thank you to Michelle Hottya, IBCLC, RLC for taking the time to sit down with us!
How do I know if I have enough milk production? How can I tell if my baby is getting enough?
Putting the baby to the breast 8-12 times in a 24 hour period, gets milk production off to a good start.
There are no ounce markers on our breasts!  Count the diapers…
Day 1: 1 wet, 1 poop
Day 2: 2 wet, 2 poop
Day 3: 3 wet, 3 poop
Day 4: 4 wet, 4 poop
Day 5: 5 wet, 5 poop
Day 6: 6 wet, 6 poop
It is likely that somewhere in that first week, your mature milk will comes in.  When that happens, you would look for 6-8 wet & poopy diapers per day.
If you are worried about your baby’s weight gain, don’t fret…call your pediatrician or come in for a weight check at the Arizona Breastfeeding Center.
Boost supply: in most cases, more contact with baby = more milk production. Theoretically, the when you put the baby to the breast more often, the breast responds by making more milk. 
Krystyna’s note: We also know that the more skin-to-skin contact between the MotherBaby, the better the whole system works between the Mother and Baby: more milk, more sleep, less crying – learn more about co-sleeping HERE and babywearing HERE.  
If skin-to-skin contact alone isn’t having the desired effect, find more ideas to boost milk supply HERE 

Bradley Method® natural childbirth classes offered in Arizona: convenient to Chandler, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, PaysonThe material included in this blog and video is for informational purposes only. It is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. The viewer should always consult her or his healthcare provider to determine the appropriateness of the information for their own situation.  Krystyna and Bruss Bowman and Bowman House, LLC accept no liability for the content of this site, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of the information provided.  This blog and video contain information about our classes available in Chandler, AZ and Payson, AZ and is not the official website of The Bradley Method®. The views contained in this video and on our blog do not necessarily reflect those of The Bradley Method® or the American Academy of Husband-Coached Childbirth®.

Categories: Breastfeeding, Breastfeeding 101, Breastfeeding Awareness Month, Breastfeeding Challenges, Breastfeeding support, World Breastfeeding Week

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