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Dear Mothers,
Your baby isn’t adding weight Cos most likely, you’re not #breastfeeding well. It is not spiritual!

Be patient. EMPTY one breast completely during a feed, before the next. When you switch breasts in between feeds, you end up giving WATER and WATER.
The breast milk has all the baby needs. A feed is divided into two:
-Fore milk
-Hind milk
As their names imply. The fore contains 90% water and vitamins, this is the reason why we tell you “No need to give baby water”.
The hind is richer, that’s the main food.
Clearer now?👇🏽
So when you switch in between feeds (give small here and give small here), baby is most likely receiving Fore milk from both sides, which is mostly water.
You: “I am #breastfeeding. I’m doing exclusive.”
Me: Exclusive what? Water?
Be aware.
How do I know I have emptied?👇🏽
Every mom knows when the milk in one breast is emptied. The breast becomes softer. Finish off on one before you switch baby to the next. Even if baby sleeps off. A feed can last 30 mins for sleepy babies.
Giving your baby to water before 6 months exposes them to germs🙏🏽. 👇🏽
Play safe. Give only breastmilk for the 1st 6 months before you start adding soft feeds. And when you do, please fortify the Pap and soft meals well. Not just with milk, but also with mashed egg, ground nut, soya, fish. Also, don’t rush to solids. It’s a gradual process.
Some think it’s a competition.
“Ah, my child can swallow garri at 4 months. Before 6 months, he was eating iron beans and yam”😏
Dear mum, SOFT FEEDS. Allow the baby’s gut to mature, and introduce solids gradually.
If you notice any signs of weight loss, see a Dr immediately🙌🏽
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