Is there a way to tell during feedings that my baby is getting milk?

Yes. You can tell that your baby is drinking by watching for swallowing. When your baby swallows, you will see his chin drop almost to his chest and you may hear a soft "kah" sound. You will also notice that your baby has many slow deep sucks before taking a short pause. When your baby is done, your breasts will feel softer, and your baby will appear satisfied.

To encourage, promote and provide breastfeeding, chest feeding and human milk feeding support and educational opportunities as an important contribution to the health of children, families and society