How to know if the baby eats enough?

How to know if the baby eats enough?

During the first few days of your baby's birth, you may wonder whether or not you are getting enough milk, especially if you feel uneasy after breastfeeding or feel that you always want to eat.

If you practice breastfeeding, remember that it is digested in about two hours and it is normal for the baby to appear to be always hungry.

Most, during the first three or four days of birth, babies eat between eight and fifteen times a day.

As long as you get used to it, you should leave the other activities aside.

 If the baby gains weight, it shows that he receives the milk he needs.

Newborns lose 5 to 9 percent of their initial weight, but they regain it at the age of fifteen days.

From the fifth day after birth, your baby should add one ounce per day.

It is uncommon for a newborn to become dehydrated, but it is important to know the signs of good nutrition and be alert in case you notice something different in your baby: The baby should eat every two or three hours for at least eight times every twenty-four Hours, between the first two or three weeks of life.

The baby does pupu at least three times a day for the first month.

Their feces are mustard yellow.

By the second month he stops evacuating so often and can even spend one or two days without doing anything.

It has a continuous increase of weight, an average of 28 grams from the fifth day until the 3 months of age.

Eoes eight cloth diapers and five or six disposable diapers a day.

If you are not sure that the disposable diaper is wet, remove it and compare its weight with a new one.

The wet should weigh a little more.

Now a dehydrated baby can wet the diapers so the weight gain and the times that it evacuates are better parameter of measurement.

Baby makes sounds while breastfeeding.

Your breasts feel softer when you finish breastfeeding.

On the contrary, the baby receives little milk if: He does not start gaining body weight after the fifth day of birth.

Very rarely do you hear him suck or swallow while you feed him.

Your breasts feel heavy and heavy after breastfeeding.

The baby looks restless or sleeps a lot most of the time.

The baby has dimples on the cheeks or makes clicking sounds when suckling.

The baby messes less than six diapers a day by the first week of birth.

The baby has very small stools and dark color from the fifth day of birth.

If you look at some of the things we mentioned, tell your pediatrician.



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