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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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103 Washington Street
Elmira, NY

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607.737.2028
cchd@co.chemung.ny.us

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