Breastfeeding and determination of adequate nutrition intake

There are several factors to gauge the infant is receiving adequate breastmilk intake to meet its metabolic and growth demands.

  1. Number of bowel movements
  2. Number of wet diapers daily: 6-8
  3. weight gain
  4. mood: contentedness between feeding periods
  5. frequent feedings are normal: 8-12 feedings/24hrs
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