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Is it possible that my milk is not nutritious enough?
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Dr. John Breinholt
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: You are what you eat
Your milk is your product.
The more nutritious you eat, the more nutritious it is.

In brief: You are what you eat
Your milk is your product.
The more nutritious you eat, the more nutritious it is.
Dr. John Breinholt
Dr. John Breinholt
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Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Pediatrics
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In brief: Yes
Yes, but it is very unlikely.
Breast milk usually has 20 kcal/ounce, which is why most infant formulas are made to have the same caloric ratio. If your child is content and gaining weight, chances are that your milk is fine. When breast fed infants don't gain weight, the problem is more often lack of milk or feeding techniques and not the caloric quality of the milk.

In brief: Yes
Yes, but it is very unlikely.
Breast milk usually has 20 kcal/ounce, which is why most infant formulas are made to have the same caloric ratio. If your child is content and gaining weight, chances are that your milk is fine. When breast fed infants don't gain weight, the problem is more often lack of milk or feeding techniques and not the caloric quality of the milk.
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
Dr. Bert Mandelbaum
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