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Composition of Breast Milk

I think my breast milk is too thin

In the beginning of the feed, the milk (foremilk) normally looks blue and watery.  It is not surprising that some mothers doubt its nutritional value. However, appearances can be deceptive. This foremilk is rich in protein, lactose, vitamins, minerals and water.  Towards the end of the feed, the hindmilk looks whiter because it is rich in fat. 
 

Why is it important to allow the baby to keep suckling from one side

Babies need both foremilk and hindmilk.  Foremilk quenches his thirst and hindmilk provides fat and calories.  That is why it is important that the baby be allowed to keep suckling from one side till he gets the hindmilk and leaves the breast on his own. Only then should he be offered the other breast.  Babies allowed such freedom often get satisfied by suckling only from one side.  Remember that you should alternate the side that you first offer with each feed to ensure that you get an even supply of milk from both your breasts.
 

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