Nutrition of Newborn Baby
The feeding of the newborn baby occurs quite often. Since the newborn baby’s stomach is extremely small, they eat very little. Some babies need to be fed every 2-3 hours, others need to be fed more frequently.
While some babies cry loudly, some babies may give clues like finger licking, sucking lips, dial reflex (movement of baby’s lips in the bottle or to the breast).
Babies lose about 7 percent of their body weight in their early days. It’s normal. As you breastfeed your baby, he will regain his weight at birth.
The newborn feels the need to sleep constantly. So you’ll have to keep your attention alive to wake him up to feed him and keep him awake during the feeding. You can talk to him by stroking his head or back to keep him awake. Under normal conditions, your baby will return to birth at 2 weeks after birth.