Which of the following are good indicators of low milk supply?
A. Lack of weight gain B. Fussiness at the breast C. Inability to pump much BM from the breast D. Less then 6-8 wet and 3-4 dirty diapers per day average E. Frequently pulling off the breast and crying
A baby is expected to gain weight throughout the first year. In order for this to happen, the baby must be healthy and be drinking its milk. If the baby is not growing at the rate that it should be, then the baby should be taken to the doctor. However, there are times when a mother may be worried that her baby is not drinking the milk.
She is supplying it but the baby won’t drink. In turn, the baby is not gaining the weight it needs. Plus, he or she is not getting the nutrition that it needs. If a baby is not gaining weight and the baby’s diaper don’t need to be changed, then there is a cause for alarm due to the low milk supply that the baby is getting.
After days 4-6, babies make a wide range of weekly gains. Some weeks your baby may gain a trivial amount of weight, and then a more significant amount other weeks. The following are the recommended weight gains for infancy: Birth to 3 months- 100-150 grams a week. 6-12 months- 70-90 grams a week.
If you are anxious about your baby's weight gain, It is essential to check with your physician for a thorough assessment. Many factors influence your baby's growth, such as genetic or medical.