Signs of Effective Feeding in the Early days


  • Urine - 6-8 heavily soaked in 24 hrs
  • Stools - 2 in 24 hrs yellow colour
  • Normal skin colour, alert, good tone
  • Hasn't lost more than 10% of their Birth weight
  • Feeds: 8-12 in 24hrs
  • Generally calm and relaxed
  • Initial rapid sucks changing to slower sucks with pauses and soft swallowing
  • Baby feeds for 5-40 minutes at most feeds
  • Baby lets go spontaneously or does so when breast is gently lifted
  • Baby content after most feeds
  • Nipple same shape as when feed began
  • Breasts and nipples comfortable

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