How much breastmilk or mixture should a newborn be eaten per day in the first days of life
Baby was born. Happy Mom comes time of worries, anxieties and worries. The main thing that now worries mother, breastfeeding,; is the baby getting enough, fatty or not very much milk?
Milk after delivery begins to arrive usually by the fourth day. The baby is brought to the first feeding most often on the second day. And now the young mommy begins to worry that her baby will remain hungry, that there is very little milk. Do not do this for several reasons:
- The newborn still weakly sucks mother’s breast (sucking reflex is poorly developed), he needs to learn this, so he eats very little.
- Colostrum, which is now produced by the mother’s body, is fatty and nutritious. It contains everything necessary to ensure the full vital activity of the newborn.
- The volume of the ventricle in the baby is still very small (on the first day only about 10 ml), therefore, the amount of colostrum consumed during one feeding is also small, about 7-9 ml.
- To feed the child it turns out 10 – 12 for a day, that is for the first day the norm of the baby about 100 ml of milk.
- Do not think that the baby will remain hungry, because there is not enough milk. Soon it will start arriving. But extra anxiety can delay the increase in lactation.