May 5, 2006, Newsletter Issue #81: MYTH-There is no way to know how much breast milk the baby is getting

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There is no foolproof way to measure exactly how much breast milk the baby is getting, but this does not mean that you cannot determine if the baby is getting enough. The best way to know is that the baby actually drinks at the breast for several minutes at each feeding, in an (open--pause--close) type of sucking.

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