Lactation Frequently Asked Questions
- How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?
- Where can I rent a breast pump?
- Where do I get more information about breastfeeding?
Question 1: How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?
Answer: Signs that your newborn baby is getting enough milk include:
- Swallows during feedings
- Breastfeeds eight to 12 times in 24 hours
- Six to eight wet and three to five dirty diapers in 24 hours
- Moist mouth and lips
- Wakes for most feedings around the clock
- Happy after breastfeeding most of the time
- Regains or nearly regains his birth weight by two weeks of age
Signs that your older baby is getting enough milk include:
- Several very wet diapers every day
- Soft, yellow stool every few days
- Content during and after most feedings
- Reaches growth and developmental milestones
Question 2: Where can I rent a breast pump?
Answer: You can rent a breast pump at the Patient Access desk at Gwinnett Women's Pavilion. For more information regarding breast pumps, call 678-312-4730. Click here for breast pump rental pricing.
Question 3: Where do I get more information about breastfeeding?
Answer: Gwinnett Medical Center Breastfeeding Helpline 678-312-4743. Or view our lactation information page for handouts you can download and related links.
Find an OB/GYN now, or call 678-312-5000.