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Health Tip: Is Your Baby Breast-Feeding Enough?
(HealthDay News) -- Nursing moms may be worried that their newborn isn't getting enough to eat, and it can be difficult to tell when you can't see how much baby is eating.
The womenshealth.gov website mentions these indicators that your breast-feeding baby is getting enough milk:
- Steady weight gain in the first week after birth.
- Passing regular urine that is very pale or clear in color.
- Producing regular bowel movements.
- Alternating between periods of sleep and alertness/wakefulness.
- Seeming happy and satisfied when a feeding is finished.
- A softening of your breast after a feeding.
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