Do I have too little milk?
Sometime between your baby’s first and third week of life, he will unexpectedly want to nurse more often. This often occurs at the same time your breasts naturally soften and feel less full. This does not mean you don’t have enough milk. It means your baby is having his first growth spurt.

When your baby goes through a growth spurt, he will eat almost constantly for one to three days or, sometimes, for up to a week. Your body will naturally respond to the frequent nursing by making more milk. Avoid giving bottles. You will make more milk if you nurse more often.

Growth spurts usually occur around these times:

- 1 to 3 weeks of age
- 6 weeks of age
- 3 months of age

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1. Is my body ready to breastfeed?
2. How do I know when my baby is hungry?
3. How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
4. What is Laid-back breastfeeding?
5. My breasts feel too full. Do I have too much milk?
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?
7. How do I know my baby is full?
8. How do I feed my sleepy baby?
9. Do I have too little milk?
10. Engorgement and Plugged Ducts
11. Do I have flat or inverted nipples?
12. Sore nipples
13. How do I calm my fussy baby?
14. Calming a Colicky Breastfed Baby
15. Breastmilk Storage and Collection
16. How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
17. How do I know when to call my doctor?
18. Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
19. What are my rights as a breastfeeding mother?
20. Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up when he cries?
21. What if my family doesn't support breastfeeding?