The first few weeks (or, honestly, months) of motherhood are filled with a lot of uncertainty. Whether it's your first child or not, the newborn phase is so delicate and new that you may naturally have a few more worries and questions that you anticipated. Wondering if your baby is getting enough milk is one of the top concerns of breastfeeding moms, and for good reason. You can't actually see how much your baby is ingesting, so it's easy to wonder. Luckily, there are a few ways your baby might be trying to tell you they aren't getting enough milk that will make the call a bit more clear.
Although the thought of your baby not getting enough to eat is enough to send a new mom into panic, most experts agree that there are three main ways to tell if they're getting enough, and anything else is mostly guess work.
You certainly have enough on your plate to worry about without needlessly being concerned about something else, but a quick check to make sure these tell-tale signs aren't happening may save you from a shock at your next doctor visit. These signs are easy to determine, and the strongest indicators of your baby's milk intake.