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How to know whether your breast milk is sufficient for the baby?

Written by
Dr. Vijaykumar Mundeshi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Oct 19, 2016 and last reviewed on Sep 07, 2018   -  1 min read


Breast milk is a nature's gift to provide the entire nutrition required for a newborn. In this article, I have highlighted the importance of breastfeeding, a few breastfeeding tips and advise to breastfeeding mothers. I have also explained the ways to understand if the breast milk is sufficient for your baby.

How to know whether your breast milk is sufficient for the baby?

Breast milk is the nutrition which nature has provided and is packed with all that is required for your baby till 6 months of age.

Importance of Breastfeeding:

Advise to Breastfeeding Mothers:

Exclusive breastfeeding till 6 months completion that is not even water, oral medicines can be given when prescribed or supplements in low birth weight babies.

After 6 months completion start other feeding along with breast milk, because by now growth is increasing and breast milk will not be sufficient.

Breastfeeding mothers have to consume more calories (one extra meal) and enough fluids, so that the breastmilk secretion is sufficient for her baby.

How to Know whether Breast Milk is Sufficient for your Baby?

If all the above mentioned are present, then your baby is getting adequate breastfeeds and you need not worry till 6 months completion.

To know more about breastfeeding, consult a lactation counselor online -->


Last reviewed at:
07 Sep 2018  -  1 min read




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