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Signs of Success

Signs your baby is getting enough milk

  • Your baby is deeply attached and you are comfortable while feeding.
  • Your baby nurses with steady sucking and swallowing.
  • Your breasts soften during a feeding.
  • Your baby is content after a feeding.
  • Your baby’s pees and poops are consistent with the information given to you at the maternity center.
  • Your baby’s stools change from greenish-black to pale yellow, soft, and seedy looking over the first week (when you are exclusively human milk feeding).
  • Your baby’s weight is normal and healthy according to your lactation consultant or other healthcare professional.
Did You Know?

Weight loss is common. It is common for babies to lose weight in the first week of life. They should regain their birth weight by 10–14 days.