Feeding Your Newborn
Your baby should breast or bottle feed at least every 3 hours. If bottle-feeding, your newborn will likely take about 2 oz per feeding and have 6-8 wet diapers a day. If breastfeeding, your newborn will likely nurse about 10-15 minutes on each breast. A mom’s breast milk usually comes in 3-4 days after delivery. Before your breast milk comes in your baby will likely have 3-4 wet diapers a day. Once your breast milk comes in, your baby will have 6-8 wet diapers a day. If you have any concerns about your newborns intake or urine output prior to your newborn checkup, call our office immediately.
Gwinnett Medical Center now offers "Breastfeeding Support Group" the 2nd Monday of every month -11am-12noon. No registration is required - please call 678-312-4743 with questions.
See the section "Nutrition the First Year" to learn about feeding your newborn.