Is Your Newborn Eating Enough?

As a new parent, it’s natural to wonder if your newborn baby is eating enough especially if you’re breastfeeding and can’t measure what your baby is receiving. Trust in your maternal instincts. Still worried? Learn the signs of under consumption.

Newborn eating

Monitor Weight Gain

Pay attention to your baby’s weight gain. Although losing some weight after birth is normal, your baby should not lose more than 10 percent of her body weight after the second week. Instead, she should be gaining weight.

After your milk supply is established, your newborn should gain about two-thirds of an ounce each day for the first three months of life. Between three and six months, your baby will be gaining half an ounce each day.

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