Preventing Your Baby’s Gas and Colic Symptoms

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Make Sure Your Baby Gets Hindmilk

Make Sure Your Baby Gets Hindmilk

You need to make sure you are allowing enough time at each breastfeeding session – if you are breastfeeding – to allow your baby to get to the hindmilk. This is the fatty, nutrient-rich part of the milk that collects further back in the milk ducts.

The foremilk is very watery and not entirely satisfying. Your baby will still be hungry and fussy if they are not allowed to get to the hindmilk. Don’t rush your baby to finish eating, allowing abut 20 minutes per breast and offering both breasts at each feeding .

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