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My gp said to make sure my baby drains my breast completely and gets the hindmilk, not just the first milk that can cause gas. My breasts feel pretty deflated most of the time – how do I know if they have been drained?

Posted by mom7108, 16th October 2015

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  • You could pump after a breastfeeding session and see if there is more coming, you could also massage your breasts whilst feeding.

  • That’s a good question. I’m not sure how you would know if your breasts are completely drained! You can tell when they’re empty. I breastfed my babies and my son had colic, my daughter didn’t, as far as I know I did nothing different. Maybe your GP is sharing an old wives tale. I would be researching it more

  • well bub will be full lol. don’t stress. i just demand fed and they were fine. i always thought that the first milk was just watery and the other stuff was the good stuff

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