Mirna Sabbagh, adult and child nutritionist , dietitian, and IBCLC at myPediaclinic (Voted best pediatric clinic in Dubai) about breastfeeding:
Many moms fear that the amount of milk they produce is not enough for the baby.
This fear is triggered when the baby’s father, relatives, and friends start saying that the baby is not getting enough milk.
And this fear gets worse because the mom is unable to tell how much the baby is consuming milk, unlike when the baby is bottle-fed.
However, there is a simple trick by which you can tell whether the baby is getting enough milk or not.
And it is by measuring the baby’s weight regularly.
A baby who is getting enough breast milk, their weight increases by 20 to 30 grams daily.
So, a baby who is breastfed enough, their weight should increase by 600 to 900 grams by the end of the month.
Yet, I still meet mothers whose baby gained more than 1 kilogram in one month, but are still doubting that they are not producing enough milk.
I want to advise all mothers to trust in themselves, and follow this simple step of measuring the baby’s weight regularly to make sure that their babies are well breastfed.