My expereince came a long way,.Lot of preparation, many books read, many expert suggestions, doing it the wrong way and learning the hard way...still, why should another New Mom suffer! These articles on Breastfeeding are my BabyShower Gift to all New Moms i know and i never met!!

You know Breastfeeding is Going Well When...

Your Baby is gaining weight: Milk that comes first is

Mother is comfortable after nursing:  After the mature milk comes in, the breasts feel soft and comfortable, there are no lumps or engorgement.

You can nurse comfortable in various positions: Lying down or sitting, with the baby in cradle or football hold position.

Baby doesnot take too long to latch comfortably: Baby should put areola and the nipple into the mouth, not just the nipple.

Baby nurses at least 8 to 12 times each 24 hours ( about every 1.5 to 3 hours).

Baby has 1 or 2 bowel movements the first day and gradually increases to 4 or more per day as the mature milk comes in: the color changes from sticky- green to yellow by the end of the first week.


- Prathyusha Talluri

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