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What should you expect in your 1-month-old's eating habits?

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Expect your baby to breastfeed 8-12 times a day, or about once every 2-3 hours. Bottle-fed babies may need only 6-8 feedings. Some parents feed on demand, while others stick to a schedule. You’ll know when your baby is hungry, because newborns will start to root (move their head back and forth, searching for a breast) or get fussy and turn their mouth when you touch their cheek. A baby who has had enough to eat will seem satisfied, and may even fall asleep. A well-fed baby will have 4-6 wet diapers a day.

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Curtis, Glade B, MD, MPH, and Judith Schuler, MS. . Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press, 2005. Your Baby’s First Year Week by Week

KidsHealth: ''Growth and Your 1- to 3-Month-Old.'' 

Nishitani S, Miyamura T, Tagawa M, Sumi M, Takase R, Doi H, et al. The calming effect of a maternal breast milk odor on the human newborn infant. . 2009;63:66-71. Neuroscience Research

Interview with Jennifer Shu, MD, Pediatrician with Children’s Medical Group in Atlanta, and co-author of . Heading Home with Your Newborn

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on July 19, 2019

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