Many of the signs, such as softer breasts or shorter feeds, which are often interpreted as a decrease in milk supply are simply part of your body and baby adjusting to breastfeeding. Knowing true signs of low breast milk production is a significant step to increasing breast milk supply.
❌ Not producing enough wet/dirty diapers each day
This is especially crucial in the first few weeks of life; the number of wet and dirty diapers your child produces is an indicator of the amount of food they’re getting.
❌ Lack of weight gain
Your little one will lose some weight right after birth, but if they aren’t back to their birth weight by 2 weeks or steadily gaining weight after those first few weeks, it’s time to speak to their medical provider.
❌ Signs of dehydration
If your baby hasn’t produced urine in several hours, has no tears when crying, has a sunken soft spot on their head, and/or has excessive sleepiness or low energy levels, they may be dehydrated. This is considered medically urgent and you should not wait to seek immediate help.