The Big Question: How often do I need to breastfeed? Your sweet baby needs breast milk around 8-12 times within 24 hours. You will know he has had enough at each feeding when your baby continues to turn his head, loses interest in eating, or falls asleep. Be happy because he is satisfied and full. Trust him to set the pace.
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Hungry again? No problem! Whenever your baby is hungry, you can breastfeed almost any time and almost anywhere. You can feel confident that you’re doing right by your sweet baby.
When her mouth is open wide like a yawn that’s the time to bring her to your breast quickly and gently. Soon you both will do this naturally. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to know you can provide everything she needs and wants?
Here’s how you know if your baby’s getting enough breast milk. After Day 5, he should have at least 5 wet diapers and 3-5 poopy diapers/day. Who knew feeling secure could be as easy as counting diapers?
Your sweet baby needs breastmilk at least 8-12 times within 24 hours. It’s easier to relax when you know she’s getting enough and the payoff is more than great nutrition. Breastfeeding helps your baby make an easier transition from the dark womb to the bright world.
When it’s right, you feel it. When your baby drinks in long, slow gulps, you are doing everything perfectly. It’s the most giving moment a mother has with her brand-new baby.
She is talking and letting you know she is ready to feed when her mouth is open wide like a yawn, that’s the time to bring her to your breast quickly and gently. Soon you both will do this naturally. Isn’t it a wonderful feeling to know you can provide everything she needs and wants?
Your precious new baby has a tiny stomach so it doesn’t take much breastmilk to fill her up. She will want to be fed 8 to 12 times each day and will feel full quickly. You should know how much she will grow and need in first two weeks of her life; babies normally gain 4-7oz a week the first few weeks. Mom, you are giving an amazing gift to her…a gift that lasts a lifetime.
This is the MOMent you have been waiting for Mom. Your baby is trying to sit up and is ready for solids, usually around 6 months. Start with rice cereal first, then after your baby has mastered rice cereal, move to veggies, then to some yummy puréed fruits. They’re so healthy for him, you’ll both be smiling.
Juice isn’t a must, but if you choose to give your baby juice do so after 6 months. Always use a cup, not a bottle, and a few sips is plenty (2 ounces). A little goes a long way, sweet Mommy!