Getting breastfeeding established

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Getting breastfeeding established

Your milk usually takes 2-3 days to come in, and babies usually regain their birth weight by 10-14 days.

Your milk usually takes 2-3 days to come in, and babies usually regain their birth weight by 10-14 days.

Wet nappies should start to become more frequent, with at least 6 every 24 hours from day 5 onwards.

At the beginning, your baby will pass a black tar-like stool (poo) called meconium. By day 3, this should be changing to a lighter, runnier, greenish stool that is easier to clean up. From day 4 and for the first few weeks, your baby should pass at least 2 yellow stools every day.

Your breasts and nipples should not be sore. If they are, ask for help.

 

This page last reviewed 02 June 2013.
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