Monday, 9 December 2013

Breast Feeding - How do you know the baby is eating enough

Most babies were born with a sucking reflex to suck and swallow milk. Breast feeding is one of older form of feeding to the baby directed from the mother breast long before the invention of formula and cow milk. Many studies have proven that the mother milk is one of most nutrients and beneficial to the mother as well as the baby, such as protecting the baby from cold and infection and the mother from certain diseases and cancer, etc. according to The World Health Organization (WHO) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).
How do you know the baby is eating enough
The simple question which has been asked over thousand of years, here are some suggestion from conventional medicine experts
1. Is your child gaining weigh
The baby weigh gaining chart will be helpful. steady weight gaining is the reliable indication that your baby is well fed
2. How many time the baby feed every day
In general, most baby feed about 8-12 time a day and separated by about 2-5 hours apart.
3. Sign of swallowing
if you listen carefully, you can hear the sound of gulping.
4. How many diapers a day
most well fed baby have 6-8 diaper with bowel movement at least 3 times a day.
5. Breast feeling
If the baby is feeding OK, the baby will not pinch or bite onto your nipple, otherwise, it is an indication of some problems of your baby feeding.
6. Etc.

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