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Breastfeeding Help

If you choose to breastfeed your new baby, we can help you experience enjoyable and successful feedings. Below is a list of helpful things to know if breastfeeding is going well, and warning signs to look for to know when it is not.

Breastfeeding is going well if:

  • Your baby is breastfeeding at least eight times in 24 hours
  • Your baby has at least six wet diapers every 24 hours
  • Your baby has at least four bowel movements every 24 hours
  • You can hear your baby gulping or swallowing at feeds
  • Your breasts feel softer after a feed
  • Your nipples are not painful
  • Breastfeeding is an enjoyable experience

Call us if:

  • Your baby is having fewer than six wet diapers a day by the sixth day of age
  • Your baby is still having meconium (black, tarry stools) on the fourth day of age or is having fewer than four stools by the sixth day of age
  • Your milk supply is full but you don't hear your baby gulping or swallowing frequently during breastfeeding
  • Your nipples are painful throughout the feed
  • Your baby seems to be breastfeeding "all the time"
  • You don't feel that your breasts are full and excreting milk by the fifth day
  • Your baby is a "sleepy, good baby" and is hard to wake for feedings

For additonal help call for an appointment with one of our lactation experts, Katy Wolf, RN, MSN, CPNP, IBCLC or Danielle Culbreath, RN,MSN, CFNP, IBCLC

Call 317-621-9000

Have more questions? Give us a call, we’re open 7 days a week.

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