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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

More baby stuff - breastfeeding, mom & baby expo, baby movements


Breastfeeding

Do you know that newborns' stomach is very small and they don't need to drink so much milk (plain water is also not needed)? The chart above shows infant's stomach.

  • Day 1: 5-7ml per feeding (mainly from colostrum)
  • Day 3: 20-27ml per feeding
  • Day 10: 60-80ml per feeding
Another photo:

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I have decided to breastfeed my baby and I'm going for direct latching with NO formula milk, NO bottle, and NO pacifier for as long as I can.

Bottle-feeding causes nipple confusion and baby might refuse to direct latch after that. I will make sure my baby is NOT given a bottle especially during the first few weeks while baby and I are learning the art of breastfeeding with joy.

If you're a mommy-to-be, I encourage you to:



Mom & Baby Expo (12-14 July 2013)

Can't wait for the next Mom & Baby Expo at Mid Valley! I have made a list of baby essentials to buy!


Baby movements

This chart explains the meaning of different baby movements.

  • Movements that are felt like ripples or waves: Baby says, "I have enough food and sleep and I'm in a very good mood!"

  • Movements at a few spots: Baby says, "I'm rolling around!"

  • Sudden jerky movements: Baby says, "I'm shocked!"

  • Rhythmic movements: Baby says, "I have hiccups!"


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