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Mommy & Baby: Keeping Tabs On Baby’s Growth

 by: Kirsten Hawkins

Lactation difficulties are not completely prevented by using PDF; you are rested and eating properly, your baby is getting enough food and growing, and your life is relatively predictable. So you might think that you’re immune from production issues, right? There are many more factors which play in to milk production that just the ones I listed.

Factors that can affect milk supply include:

  • Amount of sleep a mother receives

  • Mom’s diet & nutrition

  • Her state of mind

  • Mother’s age

  • Whether this is her first child or sixth

  • Mom’s desire to breastfeed

  • Her capacity to nurse

  • A mother’s nursing techniques

  • Her baby’s ability to properly latch on

If you’re nursing, keeping tabs on your baby’s growth is incredibly important—your baby’s life depends on it. How will you know if he’s getting enough milk or nutrition? Unfortunately, the breast tissue isn’t transparent and we cannot see exactly how much milk your baby is drinking or your body is producing. Fortunately, there are other ways to achieve our goal.   (continued...)

Mommy & Baby: Keeping Tabs On Baby’s Growth
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About The Author

Kirsten Hawkins is a baby and parenting expert specializing new mothers and single parent issues. Visit http://www.babyhelp411.com/ for more information on how to raising healthy, happy children.