Evaluation of feeding and the amount of milk needed
As mentioned above, to assess the correctness of feeding the baby can be on weight gain and on his mood and behavior.Again, the baby is usually himself knows how much he needs food.If you are in doubt whether the baby is getting enough milk, pay attention to his behavior.The fact that the baby eats not, can testify to the fact that every time he wakes up earlier and crying "hungry" cry.When my mother would make it to his chest, he drinks milk every last drop and begin to look for nipple mouth or
will try to suck his fist.Some children do not satisfy their hunger can begin to cry immediately after feeding.If you weigh this baby for several days before and after feeding, while knowing the approximate rate of sucking milk, you can make sure that it adds less weight than before.Some malnourished children can begin constipation.
If Mom has reason to believe that her child eats does not need to see a doctor and his recommendations to increase lactation.In the meantime, if the baby wakes up before the time
Those who regularly go to the doctor, aware that examination of the child is necessarily accompanied by weighing, and a pediatrician on these data and previously collected testimonies judges weight gain.When doctors talk about weight gain, the mean average figures, which are calculated by dividing the sum of the largest and the smallest gain.Some babies gain weight more, others - less, it is considered quite normal.But slow weight gain may indicate that the child is malnourished or sick, so the mother should regularly show timely
of toddler doctor to be sure of his health.
With regard to standards of milk for feeding, for each child, it is individual, but there is the average amount of milk needed for each age period, and which should be targeted.
Mom can itself calculate the rate of milk for your newborn baby before the age of 7-8 there.For this fit the following formula: daily amount of milk (ml) == 2% of the child's weight at birth x n, where n - day life of the child;
You can also use this calculation: n x 70 (or 80), where n - day life of a child,
To determine the amount of milk needed a child during the day, you have the number of days of his life multiplied by 70 (forbody weight below 3200 g) or 80 (with a body weight above 3200 g).
There is a rule: on the one-time feeding the child should receive the amount of milk, equal to 10 times the day of its life (for example, 6-day baby on one breast should get 10 x 6 = 60 ml).
What the indicators baby nutrition standards need to focus my mother?On the first day the baby eats very little, only 50-70 grams of milk, or 10-20 ml per feeding, in the second - 120-140 g, and then daily for 70 grams more.Thus, on the fourth day the number of suckled milk is usually equal to 1/10 of the weight of the baby,
t. E. If the child was born weighing 3 kg, then consume 250-300 g of milk per day, or 45-50 grams at a time.Weekly newborn per day already sucks about 500 grams of milk.Since the beginning of the second and the sixth week of life the amount of milk consumed is about 1/5 the weight of the child.Month-old baby at a feeding eating 90-100 grams of milk, and for sutki- around 600 in 1.5-4 months baby is eating milk in the amount of 1/6 of their body weight, so 4-5 month old baby inday sucks about 1000 grams of milk.In 4-6 months, the baby already eats up the amount of milk, equal to 1/7 of their body weight, and in 6-9 months - 1/8 of body weight.But looking at these figures and the results of check weighing, do not forget that the appetite for all the children is different, and one kid it can change during the day.So do not worry if the baby will eat less at the next feeding it to catch up.
mom should regularly monitor the amount of milk the baby sucks.It is necessary and in cases where the baby gaining weight well and behaves calmly.So mom will be able to determine how much food they need for even weight gain.Check how much milk the baby consumes, as follows: not undressing the baby, it should be weighed before and after each breastfeeding.The difference in weight corresponds to the amount of milk the baby to suck, and,
adding all the difference in weight, you can see how much the child has eaten during the day.If the home is no special children's weights, you can use and cooking (see. Figure)
Rice Kitchen Scale, used as child
Child better weigh the dry, wrapped in the same diaper.
If your baby is healthy and happy, his skin pale pink, arms, legs and other places have formed deep folds, he plump, often urinates and chair in his normal - the baby grows well milk it enough, and there is nosense to weigh it more often than once a month.If you think it's too
rare, you can weigh your toddler often, but not more than once a week.More frequent definition of baby weight is necessary in cases where a child cries too much or has vomiting, upset stomach, then regular weighing can help the physician in determining the diagnosis.If a child is gaining weight well, but often cries, then most likely, the reason for this are the gases, not hunger.