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Why does my baby seem drunk after all feedings?

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Dr. Laura Webb
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Satisfaction

Your baby is so happy, warm and full of milk; this is their way of showing satisfaction.
Generally all that feeding makes them tired as well- so the half closed eyes and milk dripping down their chin is all normal and just means you had a good feeding.

In brief: Satisfaction

Your baby is so happy, warm and full of milk; this is their way of showing satisfaction.
Generally all that feeding makes them tired as well- so the half closed eyes and milk dripping down their chin is all normal and just means you had a good feeding.
Dr. Laura Webb
Dr. Laura Webb
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Dr. Jennifer Thomas
Pediatrics

In brief: It was a great feed

The hindmilk, the milk at the end of the feeding, is high in fat and calories.
That fat releases a hormone from the gut called cholecystokinin (cck). Cck works on morphine receptors and is thought to be responsible for that "milk drunk" look the baby has after a good feeding.

In brief: It was a great feed

The hindmilk, the milk at the end of the feeding, is high in fat and calories.
That fat releases a hormone from the gut called cholecystokinin (cck). Cck works on morphine receptors and is thought to be responsible for that "milk drunk" look the baby has after a good feeding.
Dr. Jennifer Thomas
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