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How do I know If my Breast milk is good?

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3/4/06 10:47 A

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I think the best indicator is how much your baby is eating and how well he/she is gaining weight!

Just be sure to eat a well-balanced diet and drink plenty of fluids (breastfeeding is hard work for the body!) and I am sure your breastmilk will be just what baby is needing!

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3/4/06 2:03 A

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No, there isn't really a way, BUT:

It takes a VERY VERY bad/malnourished diet, to really have "bad" milk.

If it was really the case, I think the baby wouldn't be gaining, as your milk would prob. lack fat content (hind milk). I know some people have worked with LC's on increasing their fat content, through diet and such, to get the babies to gain more. But I don't know much about it.

most likely also, if you don't eat correctly, you'll have more chances of a LOW milk supply, as your body won't have the calories to produce more milk.

nutrition is indeed important, also because your body will take nutrients out YOU and put them in the milk, but that can lead to more problems for you, so you do want to make sure you eat well.

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3/4/06 12:26 A

I was told that if you do not eat healthy that you might not have "good breast milk" and I was wondering If there was a way to tell if your breast milk is "Healthy" or "un healthy"

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