20Newborn Tummies Are Tiny
Many mamas start to formula feed while breastfeeding because they’re concerned about how much their little ones are eating. Especially in the early days of nursing, though, a baby’s tummy is super tiny. That means that if moms are feeding a full two-ounce pre-mixed bottle of formula after nursing, that’s
way too much!
Many lactation consultants use a small bead to symbolize the baby’s stomach, and thus encourage moms to not worry too much in the first few days about their milk supply. Colostrum is a great source of nutrients, after all, so a lot of formula isn’t necessary to top off in the beginning.