> Breast-feeding: the use of the balance

The increase in può only be assessed over a period of time più large, at least seven to ten days (also to enter in the field of precision of the scale): on average, we know that a baby in the first months grows about 150-200 g a week.


The launch and the maintenance of an adequate milk secretion are determined mainly by the suction exerted by the baby on the nipple of the mother, every time that it sticks to the breast.

This means that a baby attaches to the breast early and frequent rhythm is a good guarantee for the production of milk.

The amount; of milk needed by the child " is extremely variable from individual to individual and is affected by the addition of età, of body dimensions and weight, also of the rhythm of growth of the single baby.

The dose of milk not è always the same at each feeding, but può also vary a lot in the course of the day.

The amount; of milk the baby takes at each feeding is not; “pharmacopoeia” with directions math: infants and healthy sa sé each time, how much milk should take from the breast.

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