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Here you’ll find an archive of all of our breastfeeding resources written by our certified experts. Everything you ever wanted to know and more is right at your fingertips and just a click away.

Care Plan: What to Do if Your Baby is Not Getting Enough at Each Feeding

One of the most common breastfeeding problems you might experience as a new mom is your newborn isn't getting a full feeding at your breast. Often it's because he falls asleep before finishing.
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Care Plan: What to Do if Your Baby is Not Getting Enough Overall

Making sure your baby is getting enough breast milk overall is very important in the first few weeks. If you feel she's not satiated or doing well on the breast, you need to figure out a way to fix the problem
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Breastfeeding: Why Your Baby May Not Be Getting Enough

There are various reasons why some babies have trouble getting a full feeding, but a lot of it stems from a newborn's stamina, or lack of it. Babies need a steady milk flow to keep sucking, and if that flow slows down, your baby will slow down too and might even stop feeding.
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Care Plan: How to Fix Your Milk Flow and Increase Your Milk Supply

If baby isn't gaining weight or she's acting fussy and hungry all the time, you need to figure out why, then solve the problem. In most cases, the problem is milk flow.
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Breastfeeding: What Am I Supplementing With?

A breast milk supplement is anything other than the milk your baby drinks directly from your breasts. It also includes your own breast milk when it has been pumped.
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Increasing Your Milk Supply: Why the Care Plan Will Work

At first the Care Plan to increase your milk supply may seem backward. Why would you start pumping and supplementing your baby after each feeding when what you really want to do is breastfeed?
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How Long Do I Follow the Care Plan to Increase Supply?

You should follow the Care Plan to increase your milk supply until your baby is able to get a full feeding from your breasts every single time.
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Plugged Ducts

Remember the milk ducts in your breasts? They're the ducts that carry milk down to the pores in your nipples and, ultimately, into your baby's mouth. Well, like a kitchen-sink pipe they can become plugged, causing a lump or hard area on your breast that feels sensitive.
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Mastitis is a breast infection most common in the early weeks of breastfeeding or during periods of time when you're away from your baby, such as when you return to work or during the weaning process.
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Yeast: What is it?

Yeast might help make delicious sticky buns and bread, but it can be painful when it creeps into your breasts.
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