4 Signs that Baby Is Eating Enough
Unsure if your newborn is really drinking enough? Check to see if he's:
Wetting 8 to 12 diapers a day. Not sure? Today's diapers are super absorbent! Place a piece of toilet tissue in the diaper and you'll be able to tell if it's gotten wet.
Soiling 2 to 4 diapers a day. Baby's stools will be soft and a mustard-yellow color, though dark stools (in the beginning) and occasional green stools are also normal.
Acting satisfied after a meal. It's logical enough! If baby looks content or even happily drunk after breastfeeding, you can be sure he's got a full tummy.
Gaining a half-ounce to an ounce a day in weight. If you don't have a baby scale at home, don't worry. Your pediatrician will gauge baby's weight at your well-baby appointments.
Sources: American Academy of Pediatrics; La Leche League
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