Use feedings as bonding time by holding your baby close to you.

When it comes to feeding your newborn, you should only feed them breast milk or baby formula. At this age, they will get everything they need from these options and don’t require other fluids.

When to Feed

It’s important to remember that your baby’s stomach is small, but growing. On day one, it’s the size of a shooter marble. By day three, it’s the size of a ping pong ball, and it’s the size of an egg by day 10!

Your baby will need to be fed eight to 12 times a day. He or she may start moving their mouth or stretching to let you know they are hungry.

You will know the baby is done eating when he or she quits sucking or turns away from the bottle or nipple.

If you’re having trouble breastfeeding, it’s okay to ask for help.