SIGNS NURSING IS GOING WELL:
* Baby nurses 8 times or more in 24 hours
*Latching is comfortable (minimal discomfort)
*Diapers: Baby passes 1-2 black tarry stools in first days & by day 5 will have 3+ yellow, seedy, loose stools per day. Wet diapers steadily increase & by day 6 will be at 6+ per day
*Watch your baby - not a clock! Crying is a late sign of hunger; look for rooting & hand sucking.
*Baby weight loss in the first few days is normal, typically returning to birth weight by 2 weeks
*To protect supply avoid pacis, bottles, or pumping for the first 3 weeks (unless otherwise instructed by your provider)
*Babies nurse more frequently during growth spurts which occur on/about 2 days, 5-7 days, 2-3 weeks, 4-6 weeks, as well as 3/6/9/12 months & last roughly 2 days.
NATIONAL & COMMUNITY HELP LINES:
Infant Risk Center
(For Medications While Breastfeeding)
(806) 352-2519 (Open M-F 8-5 Central Time)
Postpartum Support Inernational (Perinatal Mood Disorders)
**(800) 944-4PPD (4773)**
Onslow Women’s Center
(Domestic Violence/Sexual Assault) **(910) 347-4000**
MommyMeds ($2 iOS/Android)
Breastfeeding Solutions ($5 iOS/Android)
La Leche League: 1(877)452-5324
National Women’s Health Information Center: 1(800)994-9662
Nursing in Public Hotline
Have you or anyone you know been a victim of breastfeeding harassment?
Please contact: 844-NIP- FREE
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