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    Cluster Feeding

    Growth spurts often occur when baby is 2 or 3 weeks old and again at 6 weeks, 3 months and 6 months. It's common for babies to nurse more often for 2 or 3 days at a time during a growth spurt in order to increase your milk supply. The 6 week growth spurt can often coincide with mom's breasts returning to a normal, less-full feeling as well. If your breasts stop leaking and feel soft again and your baby wants to eat more often, this doesn't necessarily mean you don't have enough milk. ⁣

    However here are some signs that indicate if you may need some breastfeeding help:⁣

    Nursing hurts throughout an entire feed⁣
    Your nipples become injured⁣
    Your baby can't remain latched or has difficulty latching⁣
    Your baby consistently falls asleep or stops nursing immediately after latching⁣
    Your baby doesn't have enough wet or soiled diapers each day⁣
    Your baby consistently awakens and cries soon after a feeding or is not satisfied after feedings ⁣
    Your baby isn’t gaining about 1 oz per day for the first 3 months (swipe left to see the WHO growth reference guide from the book, Making More Milk)⁣

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