There are still times when you’ll question whether you’re really producing enough milk:
- Your baby is always hungry
If it feels like your baby is nursing all the time it’s natural to wonder if you’re producing enough milk. But keep in mind this may not have anything to do with your milk supply. Your baby may just prefer to drink little and often. Newborns also have tiny stomachs not much bigger than the size of a pea, so it’s not surprising they need to feed so often.
- Your baby is going through a growth spurt
You may find your baby will drink more than usual during a growth spurt. Remember that your baby’s feeding requirements will change as they grow. Continue to feed on demand and you’ll naturally meet their requirements.
- Your baby is suddenly fussy
Off days are normal – even for babies. Some days they might just be feeling a bit cranky or moody. This might effect their feeding habits short term.
Every mother has doubts about her milk supply at some stage during her breastfeeding career. There’s no need to suffer in silence. If you’re worried or need reassurance contact a lactation consultant for advice and support.