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When I saw my breast milk for the first time it looked watery and sort of blue. Can that really be nourishing enough for my baby?

Just as the volume of milk is linked to your baby’s needs, so the composition of milk matches baby’s needs too. Baby’s thirst is first quenched by the production of the more watery fore milk. Perhaps this is the milk you saw.

Once the baby has sucked for a time, you will be producing a much richer and more nourishing milk, called hind milk. This is why it is vital to feed for long enough on each breast, because the hind milk has more protein, fat and kilojoules and provides the real food your baby needs. Your breast should be well drained before you change the baby to the other side.

Remind yourself that your milk is perfect for your baby. Keeping a log of frequency and length of feeds can help to reassure you. Coupled with at least eight really wet nappies a day, and a baby who is gaining weight steadily, should help you feel that your baby is getting all the nourishment required.

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Breastfeeding - After Caesarean

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Breastfeeding - Basic info

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Breastfeeding - Breast Infection or mastitis

Breastfeeding - Difficulty

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Breastfeeding - Effect of laughter

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Discomfort

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Pain Relief

Breastfeeding - Engorgement Reason

Breastfeeding - Fear

Breastfeeding - Feeding positions

Breastfeeding - Feeding when ill

Breastfeeding - Frequent feeding

Breastfeeding - Importance

Breastfeeding - Increasing Milk

Breastfeeding - In the beginnning

Breastfeeding - Jaundice

Breastfeeding - Latching

Breastfeeding - Leaking Milk

Breastfeeding - Let-down Reflex

Breastfeeding - Medication

Breastfeeding - Milk Consistency

Breastfeeding - Milk Release

Breastfeeding - Milk Starting

Breastfeeding - Mother's Sickness

Breastfeeding - Mother's Stress

Breastfeeding - Mother's Thirst

Breastfeeding - Nipples Healing

Breastfeeding - Nipples Painful

Breastfeeding - Nipples Washing

Breastfeeding - Overdue Baby

Breastfeeding - Reasons Not To

Breastfeeding - Restless Baby

Breastfeeding - Second Baby

Breastfeeding - Shape Of Breasts

Breastfeeding - Simplicity

Breastfeeding - Sleepy Baby

Breastfeeding - Some Advantages

Breastfeeding - Weight Loss

Breastfeeding - When To Wean

Breastfeeding - World breast feeding day
 
   
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