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.
- baby has signs of oral thrush: a "mother of pearl" look to the saliva or white patches in the
- bright red diaper rash that doesn't respond to usual treatments.

You should call your doctor if you:

- feel fever and/or chills and/or generalized aching, as thought you have the flu.
- burning or stabbing pain in the nipple, the breast, or both.
- nipple itching or flaking, redness or shininess, or white spots on the nipple or areola.

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1. Is my body ready to breastfeed?
2. How do I know when my baby is hungry?
3. How should I hold my baby when I feed him?
4. What is Laid-back breastfeeding?
5. My breasts feel too full. Do I have too much milk?
6. How can I tell if my baby is getting enough to eat?
7. How do I know my baby is full?
8. How do I feed my sleepy baby?
9. Do I have too little milk?
10. Engorgement and Plugged Ducts
11. Do I have flat or inverted nipples?
12. Sore nipples
13. How do I calm my fussy baby?
14. Calming a Colicky Breastfed Baby
15. Breastmilk Storage and Collection
16. How should I care for myself after my baby is born?
17. How do I know when to call my doctor?
18. Vitamin D and Breastfeeding
19. What are my rights as a breastfeeding mother?
20. Will I spoil my baby if I pick him up when he cries?
21. What if my family doesn't support breastfeeding?