Breastfeedingis the perfect first food for your infant, and offers an extraordinary opportunity for bonding. It provides balanced nutrition, is exactly the right temperature, is easy to digest, and is available when needed. Breast milk even contains antibodies that protect your baby against illness. In the beginning, breastfeeding your infant may be challenging—but here, you can find help to give your baby the best start.
Most breastfed babies do get enough to eat, but a lot of parents worry about it. Just to be sure, ask yourself a few questions: Is your baby swallowing, and seem content and full after eating? Does he have wet diapers and regular bowel movements? Is she gaining weight? If you can answer yes to these questions, chances are that you are producing enough milk, and your baby is getting just the right amount to eat. If you still have concerns, speak to your pediatrician.
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