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Supplementing With Formula?

I don't think anything is coming out of my boobs when my two-day-old sucks. Should I give her formula too?

No, and no. If baby is sucking regularly (every two to three hours), she is almost definitely getting your colostrum (even if you can’t see it). She only needs about a teaspoon’s worth at each feeding. Rest assured that your milk should come flooding in on about day three or four. Don’t stop now — keep baby breastfeeding regularly to help stimulate your body to fill your boobs.

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