Thursday, June 21, 2012

Newborn Tummy Sizes

There's a lot of worry among many women that they should supplement because their newborn isn't getting "enough" milk.  Here is a visual on just how big a newborn tummy is at 1 day, 3 days, and 1 week:

That's amazing, isn't it?  A marble, a shooter marble, a ping pong ball represent just how little baby needs at first.  They literally only need drops in the first few days. How many have seen women giving 4-6 ounce bottles in the first few weeks... and then see them spit it up?  Now you know why. They simply don't need a lot.

As a comparison, here's another visual on tummy sizes: 

Images courtesy Mom2Mom Breastfeeding Support