Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jacqui | 2009/09/10

Q.

New-born breast feeding

Hi

My baby was born on Saturday 5th Sept and i am breastfeeding her. i am concerned as i feed on demand and she only wakes every 4-6 hours for a feed.

She weighed 3.190kg' s at birth and 3.00kg at discharge on Tuesday and her feeding pattern was the same at the hospital. do i need to be waking her up for feeds or should i leave her? she has soft yellow poo and diries her nappy at just about every feed. She also has a number of wet nappies a day.

please help - i am worried i am startving her and just not noticing!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

You are doing well and your baby's stools and wet nappies are a sign of this. It is normal for a baby to lose some weight for the first 10 days and then her weight should start to increase.

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