18Nursing The Baby Frequently

Newborns have really small stomachs, hence their need for frequent nursing. In the first month, mom and dad should make sure to feed the baby every two to three hours throughout the day and night. In addition, frequent nursing encourages good milk supply and reduces engorgement.

The baby will always be

giving mom and dad cues when he or she is hungry. Crying is the most obvious clue but before that, the parents should be on the lookout for signs of hunger like putting their hands in the mouth or opening his mouth and turning his head when they gently touch his cheeks. Babies are always happy and relaxed when they are full.

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