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Helpful tips:
• Breastfeed your baby on the first breast until he
is done. The baby may slow down and comfort
suck, release the nipple or start to fall asleep with
the nipple resting in his mouth.
• Burp your baby and offer your other breast.
• Some babies breastfeed on both breasts at each
feeding, while others may breastfeed on only
one. If your baby takes the second breast, let
your baby breastfeed on the second breast until
he is finished.
• When finished, your baby will act full, relaxed
and content.
How do I take my baby off my breast?
Taking your baby off your breast or breaking the suction of your baby’s
tongue may be done in two ways:
• Insert your finger in the corner of your baby’s mouth, between your
baby’s gums.
• Curl your baby’s lower lip over his lower gum until you feel your
baby’s tongue release your nipple. Then remove your baby’s head
away from your breast gently.
How do I know if my baby is getting enough to eat?
Your body makes as much milk as your baby needs. If you breastfeed
every 2 to 3 hours for 20 minutes on each breast, your body will produce
more than enough milk for your baby. If your baby is getting enough
milk, your breasts will be full with milk, soft after feedings and refill
between feedings. Your baby will:
• Have 6 or more wet diapers in a 24 hour period
• Sleep between feedings