Feeding volumes change rapidly over the first five weeks of life. There can be much confusion about how much a newborn wants and/or needs to drink. Volume needed or wanted will depend on many factors - age of baby, feeding style of baby, digestive system of baby, number of feedings over 24 hours, which can be limited by sleep plans/training. When a baby is breastfeeding, we cannot see the volumes but certain volumes by age will result in weight gain, or lack of gain. When assessing milk supply, milk transfer, or supplement volumes, these numbers are very important. As an IBCLC in private practice for 15 years, I have watched, monitored, measured feedings, and tracked weight gain and have honed in on how much babies need and want to drink. This class will share this information with you so you can better understand the feeding and volume patterns of newborns.
This class will be helpful for anyone feeding a baby and wanting to understand volumes. Breast, chest, bottle, breast milk, formula. This class will also be helpful for professionals that are providing postpartum care and feeding guidance to families.
Book a private session or contact Dana directly to set up a group class.
Many clients are pumping full-time or part-time out of necessity or choice. Many clients are pumping when they return to work.
How many times per day is necessary?
How much volume is needed/ expected?
How does someone avoid over supply?
What if client is not pumping enough or has low supply?
What type of pump is best?
What pump settings are best?
What size flange is better?
We'll discuss how...
Clients do not need to pump around the clock for months on end.
Pumping more does not always yield more, sometimes it yields less.
Pumping more can also create an over supply.
Draining advice can create an overs supply.
And not everyone "lets down" or sees "milk flow" within 2 minutes!
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For night/ weekend/ or to set up a group class, contact Dana the LC directly