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Foremilk vs Hindmilk

💓Mythbuster there is no such thing as “foremilk” and “hindmilk”in the sense that they are not different kinds of milk. There is no magic time when our breastmilk changes composition. 💓The terms simply describe the way that fat content of milk increases as the breast is drained. “Foremilk” is defined as the milk available initially when a baby starts feeding, “hindmilk” as the milk that can be expressed at the end of a feed. “Foremilk” is not necessarily “low” in fat, as it it depends on how much time has passed since the previous feed. 💓As long as your baby is attached well at the breast and feeding efficiently you don't need to worry about fore and hind milk at all.

How do I know? 🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️🤷‍♀️ 💓Look at baby's nappies are they turning seedy and yellow by day 3. Poos are primarily made up of hindmilk. 💓Look at baby's weight. A baby who is gaining approximately 30grams per day in the first 3 months is most certainly getting enough fatty milk.

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