Feeding Your 0-3 Month Old Baby

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What should you know about feeding your 0-3 month old baby?
Newborns should only be fed breast milk and/or formula. Feed newborn every 1-3 hours (about 8-12 times per day). As baby gets older they can go longer between feedings. If giving baby formula, give baby about 2-3 ounces per feeding.

Some hunger signs include:
• Hand to mouth
• Opening mouth
• Sucking on hand
• Increased movement
• Turning head towards your hand

Baby usually knows how much milk they need. Signs baby is full include closing mouth, slowing down, spitting out nipple or bottle, or turning away from breast or bottle.

Signs baby is getting enough milk include steady weight gain, 6-8 wet diapers a day, happy between feedings, 3+ bowel movements a day.

Happy feeding!

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