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    Effect on babies who were not breastfed

    Is it true that babies who are not breastfed grow up prone to illnesses whether physical or psychological? In this regard, how can a new mother increase her milk supply?

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    motherlywidow,

    Breastfed babies do tend to have lower incidences of illness and allergies. Breastmilk is the BEST for baby and mother.

    As far as increasing a milk supply, making sure that baby is only offered the breast in the beginning.
    Nursing every 1-3 hours and with all hunger cues.
    Most mothers will not need to increase their milk supply as long as baby has 24 hr access to her breast. Baby will regulate the milk supply when left to nurse on demand.

    A breastfed baby will typically nurse every 1-2 hours around the clock in the beginning. Having 6-8 wets and 3-4 stools per 24 hrs.

    Frequent nursing and lots of skin to skin will encourage a full milk supply.

    Early breastfeeding support also helps mother through the beginning stages of breastfeeding.

    If you have any further questions about breastfeeding, please do let us know.

    Happy Breastfeeding.

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    Hello, sunnymumof5! Once again, you have enlightened me, and I wish to thank you profusely for this.
    Glad you took the time to respond.

    Warmest regards,

    motherlywidow

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