Not Enough Milk

Not enough milk?

The weight gain of your child tells if you have enough milk or not.

If your child gains 120-140 g per week, you can conclude that have enough milk. It is possible for your milk supply to be limited for a number of days in certain situations. For example, if you are overtired or your child is going through a growth spurt. More breastfeeding, more frequent change of sides (ping-pong Breastfeeding), enough rest, balanced nutrition and additional measures such as breastfeeding massage can easily stimulate the production of milk, and within the period of 2 to 3 days, the milk supply will have adjusted according to the demands of a baby.

It is perfectly normal that after some weeks, your breasts do not feel as full as they used to between breastfeeding meals. It has nothing to do with the quantity of milk produced.

However, if your child does not gain enough weight and, during the first four weeks, it does not have at least one bowel movement a day and it does not wet nappies six times a day, contact a breastfeeding specialist as soon as possible.