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Mismanaged Breastfeeding

Managing mismanaged breastfeeding:

Perhaps the most common cause of slow weight gain is related to mismanaged breastfeeding. The following are some ways to help your baby gain weight if breastfeeding management is the reason for the slow weight-gain pattern.

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If breastfeeding is properly managed, yet the baby still is not gaining adequate weight, it is likely that some other factor is affecting milk production or the baby's ability to breastfeed effectively. Always consult your physician in this case.

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