- Check the latch.
- Check your position.
- Has the baby been examined for tongue/lip tie?
- Ask your provider or lactation consultant for a weighted feeding. They will weigh the baby before and after a feeding to see how much the baby has taken in, to judge how effective the baby’s latch is.
Coping with low supply:
My baby cries all day at the breast, asking to eat, eating a little, and looking very frustrated. I’m worried I don’t have enough milk.
Your baby is “cluster feeding”—a normal breastfeeding behavior that often happens in the late afternoon or early evening. This ensures that baby has enough food for tomorrow
Your baby is probably experiencing a growth spurt.
The first growth spurt is 7-12 days after birth and lasts anywhere from 24-72 hours
There is nothing wrong, this is your baby’s biological way to naturally increase milk production.
Remember how to check that your baby is getting enough:
- Wet diapers (at least 5 or more from day 5 on)
- Alert baby when awake
- Not listless (sluggish)
- Eating more than 8 times a day