If my baby hasn't been weighed lately, are there other ways to tell if he's getting enough?

Even if your baby hasn't been weighed for a few days, his pees and poops will tell you that he is getting enough. During the first day or two after birth expect one or two wet diapers per day. This will increase over the next 2-3 days. After day 4 a baby should have at least five to six really wet diapers per day (more if you use cloth diapers). By the third day, expect the colour of dirty diapers to change to a greenish transitional stool. By the 5th day babies begin having at least three to five bowel movements per day, each at least the size of a Toonie (2.5 cm). These will typically be very loose and bright yellow in colour, often with a "seedy" appearance. This is summarized in a table at the end of the information sheet How to Know Your Breastfed Baby is Getting Enough or contact a local Leader.

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