Breast milk provides the optimal nutrition for your baby.
How to tell if your baby is getting enough to eat:
• 6-8 wet diapers a day
• Loose yellowish stool (1st month)
• Appropriate weight gain
• Lactating women should have at least 200 mg of DHA/day†. Eat foods rich in DHA, especially fatty fish such as salmon, to support your baby’s normal brain and eye development.§
• All breastfed infants should receive a daily Vitamin D supplement of 400 IU (10 μg) until their diet provides it.
† Koletzko B et al. J Perinat. Med. 2008;36:5-14.
§ For example, herring, mackerel, pollock, salmon and shrimp. Visit the FDA website for advice regarding eating fish.