新生儿的胃容量 Stomach capacity of the newborn
When mothers hear that colostrum is measurable in teaspoons rather than ounces, they often wonder if that can really be enough for their babies. The short answer is that colostrum is the only food healthy, full-term babies need. The following is an explanation:
A 1 day
A 1 day old baby‘‘s stomach capacity is about 5-7 ml, or about the size of a marble. Interestingly, researchers have found that the day-old newborn‘‘s stomach does not stretch to hold more. Since the walls of the newborn‘‘s stomach stays firm, extra milk is most often expe星辉注册【总代QQ223345】lled (spit up). Your colostrum is just the right amount for your baby‘‘s first feedings!
By day 3
By day 3, the newborn‘‘s stomach capacity has grown to about 22-30 ml, or about the size of a "shooter" marble. Small, frequent feedings assure that your baby takes in all the milk he needs.
Around day 7星辉注册【总代QQ223345】
Around day 7, the newborn‘‘s stomach capacity is now about 44-59 ml, or about the size of a ping-pong ball. Continued frequent feeding will assure that your baby takes in all the milk he needs, and your milk production meets his demands.