My daughter is one month old. I'm not able to know whether my baby is getting sufficient milk with breast feed. She is sucking for long time and not sleeping for even one hour. My breast is also being soft many times

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Updated on Jan 07, 2016

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you need to check the flow milk yourself, to see if it is sufficient. Normally feeding 10-15 minutes (could be more or less time) on each side fills baby's stomach. You should also take care of your diet to help in lactation. Few suggestions are take a balanced diet of cereals (esp dalia, bajra), green leafy vegetables (esp methi, mustard leaves), dals & legumes (masoor. black channa, soybean), fruits, milk products, eggs fish & poultry. Do take almonds, cashew, walnuts, sesame seeds, flaxseeds, dates, raisins, cumin seeds, methi seeds, ajwain, dried ginger, gaund, jaggery etc. You should also take ample fluids in the form of lukewarm water, zeera water, soups, buttermilk, egg nog, milk etc. You may also read a blog for ths on our website, link is given https://www.parentune.com/parent-blog/-8-nutrition-tips-for-breastfeeding-mothers/539 If these don't help, then do take advice of your doctor on starting any top feed. Hope this helps.

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