In the first few days , the milk that you make in the first few days is called colostrum. It is yellow in color and rich in nutrition. Colostrum protects your baby from disease and gives her everything she needs. After three to five days , your milk will change to a bluish-white color and will be produced in greater amounts.
Let your baby nurse whenever he/she wants, day and night-usually about 10 to 12 times in 24 hours. Feeding often will get your milk flowing, help you make plenty of milk and help your baby grow. By four to five weeks, your baby will probably have a more regular feeding pattern and nurse less often.
Feeding cues - early signs that he is hungry - include:
Don't wait until your baby is crying for a feed - that is a very late sign of hunger.
Here are some signs that your milk is flowing well:
Always wash your hands before breastfeeding, or pumping/expressing milk.
Avoid using a bottle or pacifier too soon, as it can get in the way of developing a good breastfeeding routine.
Adding extra foods like cereal, fruits and vegetables before six months of age is not recommended.