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How do I know when to call my doctor?

You should call your doctor if your baby:

  • does not regain his birthweight by 2 weeks of age.
  • has fewer than six wet diapers a day by his sixth
    day of life.
  • has fewer than three stools a day by his third day of life.
  • will not wake up to nurse at least eight times a day.
  • falls asleep or stops nursing immediately after latch-on.
Do You Have Questions About Breastfeeding? Contact Your Local WIC or Call the
Breastfeeding Hotline
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