• slow milk flow at the breast
    breast milk flow,  slow flow,  weight gain

    Slow Milk Flow at the Breast

    Slow milk flow at the breast is frustrating for baby and mom.  Baby doesn’t feel satisfied, cries when removed from the breast, fusses when put down, possibly has enough wet diapers but not enough poops, and baby doesn’t gain appropriate weight. Mom spends a lot of time comforting a fussy baby, and eventually she will worry about a slow weight gain.  A slow flow can be recognized during breastfeeding when: Baby falls asleep after very little swallowing Baby has 3 or more sucks between each swallow once the milk has letdown Baby never shifts from sucking to swallowing Baby always feeds with eyes closed at the breast A slow flow…