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Breastfeeding probs! Or, factors associated with slow infant weight gain

Did your pediatrician tell you to start supplementing because your baby isn’t gaining enough weight? Hearing those words can be frustrating, disappointing, and unhelpful! Slow weight gain may not in itself be the actual problem, but a manifestation of some other factor that should be checked first. What I mean by this is, if your baby isn’t gaining weight the solution isn’t ONLY to supplement. We need to figure out what else may be causing slow weight gain in your infant- the slow weight gain is a symptom of some other condition. Slow weight gain can be caused by a factor in the mother, infant, or both!

Demystifying Cluster Feeding

If you are a new parenthood or breastfeeding you might not be familiar with the term 'cluster feeding'. Cluster feeding is when a baby breastfeeds back to back and back to back...and back to back. This could translate as your baby cues to feed as frequently as every 30- 45 minutes for a few hours in a row. It can feel like you are feeding your baby for 4-6 hours, consecutively.