The First 12 Months Of Breastfeeding

A babyís first year of life is amazing in terms of growthóand a growing appetite! Knowing what to expect helps mother relax more and enjoy breastfeeding.

Baby's Stomach Capacity in First 10 Days

When starting to breastfeed, mothers may be concerned with expressing enough milk for her baby. As the illustration below shows, a mother can feel comfortable that she is providing sufficient milk. On Day 1, a babyís stomach capacity is about the size of a shooter marble; by Day 3, the babyís stomach capacity is about the size of a ping pong ball, and the size of a chicken egg by Day 10.

Birth to Day 4

The Fact

What to Expect

Things to Learn

Day 4 to Week 6 - Establishing and Maintaining Your Milk Production

The Facts

What to Expect

Things to Learn

6 Weeks to 6 Months - Breastfeeding Gets Faster

The Facts

What to Expect

Things to Learn

 

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