When your milk comes in, your breasts will feel full and may leak. Engorgement is when your breasts become swollen or hard. This can make it hard for the baby to latch-on, causing soreness. It should resolve in one to two days.
Severe engorgement can lead to plugged ducts and/or mastitis. Continue with the tips listed above and consult your healthcare provider if you develop a fever or flu-like symptoms.
Tips for Jaundice:
Jaundice is when your baby’s skin looks yellow. The doctor may order blood-work for the baby to see if special treatment is needed.
Fluctuation in Baby’s Weight:
It is normal for your baby to lose weight after being born. Be sure to schedule an appointment with the pediatrician within 48-72 hours after discharge from the hospital to monitor the baby’s weight. Babies should regain their birth weight by 10-14 days of age.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first six months of life. At six months, continue breastfeeding while introducing solid foods as complementary foods. Continue breastfeeding until one year of life or as long as mother and child mutually agree.
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