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This week on the podcast Barbara and Barb discuss the ins and outs of supplementation. When is it necessary, and when might it not be necessary? We also discuss how to appropriately supplement your baby, if it is in fact needed. Sometimes we can be giving our babies extra food when we don’t need to and sometimes we may need to give our babies extra food if needed. Knowing the facts about supplementation is important so you can understand the process and what the possible pros and cons might be.
We know that babies need about 2.5 oz per lbs of their weight after day ten or so. We expect babies to lose weight for the first three days or so. But then, we expect them to gain ON AVERAGE about 1 oz per 24 hours for the next 14 weeks or so.
Below are some of the resources that we talked about during the podcast:
Working and Breastfeeding/Hand expression resource
Also, if you haven’t checked out our podcast on Informal Milk Sharing you can check it out here.
Milk sharing can be an option for your baby if you are struggling with breastmilk supply.
Podcast episode on breastfeeding your newborn baby -This is another helpful episode to help you know when breastfeeding is going well. We go over the signs of a well fed baby. Feeding the baby adequate nutrition is always our first priority!
Paced bottle feeding is an important piece to having babies go back and forth between breast and bottle!
Barbara demonstrates paced bottle feeding below.
In The News:
We chat about toddler formulas! Have you heard of these?
Demand is high in China and now American parents are being targeted in marketing campaigns.
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