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How Do I Know If My Baby Is Getting Enough?

You know your baby is getting enough when he:

         Is gaining weight.  Your baby should return to his birthweight by 2 weeks of age.  Then he should gain about 4-8 ounces a week for the first 6 months.   Keep in mind these are ONLY guidelines. 

         Is content after feedings

         Has plenty of wet and dirty diapers

Days Old

Number of Wet Diapers

Number of Dirty Diapers

Stool Appearance

Day 1

1

1

black/sticky

Day 2

2

2

black/sticky

Day 3

3

3

greenish

Day 4

4

3+

greenish

Day 5

5

3+

greenish to yellow seedy

Day 6-45

6+

6+

yellow seedy

 




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