Re: New mom in serious need of new advic
When there is a serious question as to whether or not a baby is getting enough milk, and diaper output doesn't quite answer that question (as in your circumstance- 4 diapers probably isn't quite enough but 5-6 would be, and that's a small difference in absolute numbers), one option is to rent a hughly accurate professional baby scale and do some weigh-feed-weigh measurements. This allows you to determine to the 1/10th of an oz how much the baby ate in a feeding. If you do this for every feeding over the course of a few days, you will get a very accurate picture of your baby's milk intake. Some LCs do these test weights during a consult, but I encourage you to do many weights over the course of a few days, since one test doesn't tell you much. In a LC's office, a babyay feed better than or worse than usual, leading to a flee picture of the average feeding.
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