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Lactation Frequently Asked Questions

  1. How do I know my baby is getting enough milk?
  2. Where can I rent a breast pump?
  3. 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.

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