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An illustration of fat content during a feed
Start of the feed high volume lower fat
Sucking pattern throughout a feed – Initial flutter sucks – slow rhythmic sucks and swallows as milk flows – ending with flutter sucks with occasional swallows for the higher fat rich milk towards the end of a feed.
Pees and Poos
The number of wet and dirty nappies that your baby has is a very good way for you to tell if your baby is getting enough breastmilk. If you have any concerns that your baby is not following this pattern please contact your Midwife or Health Visitor
You should have a minimum of two wet nappies their first and second days.
Day three to four - three nappies
Day five to six – six heavy wet nappies
It is very unusual for breastfed babies to be constipated as there is a natural laxative in breastmilk.