How often and how much should my infant (months 4-6) be feeding?

Well, at 4 months your pediatrician may have you beginning to introduce solids into your baby’s diet. Cereal is usually the first to be introduced. Initially, your baby will not be getting too much cereal into their mouth to actually digest. This is primarily a time to get your baby used to the feelings, tastes […]

How often and how much should my infant (months 1-3) be feeding?

By the end of your baby’s first month, he may be averaging 24 ounces of milk in a 24 hour period. Within months 1-3 your baby may be sleeping longer through the night and feeding longer during the day time feedings. Surprisingly, your baby may not be feeding more that 24-25 ounces per day within […]

How often and how much should my infant (the first month) be feeding?

Again, the most important thing to remember is that there is no magic number that someone can tell you how much your baby should be feeding.  Be aware of what your baby’s needs – you are the best judge of how much and how often your baby should be feeding. At 10 days, many babies […]

How often and how much should my newborn be feeding?

Day 1:  Your baby’s tummy is extremely small at this time.  Your baby’s stomach can fit enough breast milk to fill a thimble or the size of a marble (less than an 1 oz.).  So, naturally, your baby will not want to eat for long, but will want to eat often.  So, don’t force the […]

Warming Your Breast Milk

If your breast milk is still frozen, thaw in the refrigerator overnight or under warm running water until it has thawed out completely.  This may even warm your breast milk for your baby. Your breastmilk may separate, with the fat rising to the top.  This is perfectly normal, as is a slightly bluish color.  In […]

Breast Milk Storage Containers

There are various types of containers that can be used to store your breast milk.  Studies have shown that glass or hard plastic is better for the nutrients in the breast milk. Choose containers that: are glass or hard-sided plastic containers with well-fitting tops and BPA-free plastic bags that have been specifically designed for expressed […]

Breast milk Storage Guideline Time Line

Use this chart as a basic guideline for storing your breastmilk. Fresh Milk Frozen, Thawed in refrigerator Frozen, Brought to Room Temperature Thawed, Warmed, Fed Room Temperature 8 hours (below 72°F, can be left up to 10 hours). 4 hours Finish feeding and discard. Do not refreeze. Finish feeding and discard. Do not refreeze. Cooler […]

Are You Having a Breast Milk Crisis?

Need to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply? Pumping often is important, but pumping longer is really important too, when you want to increase your breast milk supply fast. Add 5 to 7 minutes to your pumping time.  When you get the last drops of milk, extend pumping 5 to 7 minutes longer. Do this every […]

Surprisingly Quick & Easy Way to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

Massage your breasts often, to produce “let down” Massage – Massage – Massage! “Let Down” affects hormones that increase breast milk supply. Massaging your breasts often will create “let down,” even if you don’t get any drops or sprays of milk.  Massaging is just like when a baby touches and massages the mother’s breast; it […]

Surprisingly Quick & Easy Way to Increase Your Breast Milk Supply

Massage your breasts often, to produce “let down” Massage – Massage – Massage! “Let Down” affects hormones that increase breast milk supply. Massaging your breasts often will create “let down,” even if you don’t get any drops or sprays of milk.  Massaging is just like when a baby touches and massages the mother’s breast; it […]