Newborns Have Small Stomachs

Newborns have small stomachs

It should be self-evident that very small people will have very small stomachs but you might be surprised just how limited the capacity of a newborn’s stomach is.

Before birth your baby never felt hunger because the placenta provided constant nutrition. After birth small frequent feedings help your baby transition to an intermittent rather than a constant feeding pattern. To make this transition easier for your baby, your breasts provide small amounts of very thick, concentrated milk, called colostrum on Day 1.

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