How to tell if your baby has had enough to eat and drink?

Since the birth of a baby, not only new mothers, but the whole family are most concerned and curious about the question: \”Is the baby fed?\” Therefore, many novice mothers often face such inquiries and accusations in the initial stage: \”I see you have no milk, hurry up and add milk powder to the baby.\” The baby is hungry…\” Unlike artificially fed babies, where the total amount of milk consumed can be used to calculate how much food the baby eats every day, breastfeeding is difficult to measure through specific data. So, how to tell if your baby is full? In this regard, the seventh edition of the \”American Academy of Pediatrics Parenting Encyclopedia\” provides some suggestions to better help new parents make judgments. 1. Weight loss during the first few days after birth before re-gaining should not exceed 10% of birth weight. 2. In the first two days after birth, the patient defecates 1 to 2 times a day, and the stool becomes black and thin and oily; on the 3rd to 4th day, the stool is yellow-green; on the 5th to 7th day, the stool is at least 3 to 4 times a day. The stool is yellow, loose and somewhat sticky. In the first month after birth, when milk secretion increases, children usually have a bowel movement every time they eat milk. 3. After the 5th to 7th day, more than 6 diapers will be wet every day, and the urine will be colorless or light yellow. 4. Express satisfaction with feeding every 1 to 3 hours. 5. Feed 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. At the same time, we can also judge whether the baby is full through weight gain. For example, a baby should gain 14 to 28 grams per day in the first three months. The weight gain will drop to 14 grams per day in 3 to 6 months. After 6 months, the daily weight gain will be Smaller, with an average weight gain of 80 to 100 grams per week. Through the above, combined with the specific situation. We can summarize these indicators to judge \”the baby is full.\” ① Stool: The stool of breastfed babies is golden yellow, while the stool of artificially fed babies is light yellow. If you don\’t eat enough, your stool will appear green (excluding newborn meconium), and the amount and frequency of urination will be smaller (less than 6 times). ②Urine: 6 or more times a day, colorless or light yellow. ③Baby status: During the time between feedings, the baby shows a satisfied and happy expression, sometimes smiles unconsciously, and has sufficient sleep time, so it is not easy to wake up. ④Mom’s situation: She feels like milk is coming out while breastfeeding. After feeding, the originally plump and swollen breasts became soft. ⑤ Weight growth: The baby\’s weight increases fastest in the first three months after birth, with an average weight gain of about 1.0 to 1.1 kilograms in the first month; in the second and third months after birth, the average weight gain is about 1.2 and 1.0 kilograms; in 4 to 6 months , an average monthly increase of 0.3 to 0.4 kg; 7 to 12 months, an average monthly increase of 0.22 to 0.37 kg; Regarding the amount of milk, according to the latest domestic feeding recommendations, breastfed babies are best fed on demand in the first month Feeding as well. As long as the baby wants to eat, you can feed it to the baby. After the full moon, you can feed once every three hours, and gradually increase the time interval to once every 3-4 hours. For babies who cannot breastfeed, infant formula can be used instead. Every 2.5 to 3 hours in the early stages of neonatal lifeYou need to feed once every three days. After a few days, the interval can be longer. As long as it does not exceed 4 hours, there will be no problem. In the first one or two days, newborns can only eat 20 to 30 ml each time, which can reach about 50 ml by the time they are full moon. Some babies have a big appetite and can eat 80ml after a while. But most newborns generally maintain 40 to 50 ml per meal. If you are worried that your baby will not have enough to eat, you can give your baby 50 ml of water first. If there is any left, add 10 to 20 ml less next time. If it is not enough, add 10 to 20 ml more next time. This way you will know how much your baby eats. As long as the baby sleeps normally, has normal bowel movements, and has stable weight gain, there will be no problem. To avoid overfeeding, it is recommended to gradually increase feeding, especially for bottle-fed babies. From the beginning, a meal of 30-60 ml can be gradually increased to 90-120 ml after the full moon. Eat once every 3 to 4 hours, and the total milk volume per day should not exceed 946 ml. By the time they are close to 6 months old, babies need to eat 3 to 4 times every 24 hours, with 180 to 240 ml each time. The total daily milk volume is about 600~800ml. Others are replaced with complementary foods. After one year old, only 600 ml per day is enough.

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