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How To Know If Your Baby Isn't Getting Enough Hindmilk

Watch more How to Feed Your Baby videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Find out how to know if your baby isn't getting enough fatty hindmilk while breastfeeding. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Chart weight Chart your baby's weight gain. If your baby is losing weight, or failing to gain weight over a period of weeks, it may be because they are not getting enough hindmilk. Step 2: Look for symptoms Watch for symptoms that your baby may be getting an imbalance of foremilk and hindmilk, such as frequent spitting up, fussiness, gassiness, and stools that are watery, foamy, or greenish. Step 3: Check your milk supply Consider whether your body is producing more milk than your baby can drink. If so, your baby may be getting full before they get to the hindmilk that is released as the breast is drained. Tip Consult a lactation specialist tp regulate your milk supply and make breastfeeding the best possible experience for both you and your child. Step 4: Examine pumped milk Use a breast pump to extract all the milk from one side of your body, starting when your breast is full. Refrigerate the bottle of milk until the fat separates to examine its contents. Tip A small portion of fat to watery milk is normal, but if there is only a thin film or almost no fat layer, seek the advice of a lactation consultant. Step 5: Breastfeed on demand Nurse your baby when they seem hungry instead of forcing a feeding schedule. Your body will naturally provide the right mix of foremilk and hindmilk for your baby's needs. Did You Know? During the average breastfeeding session, a baby drinks 67 percent of the milk the mom has available.
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