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Newborn Stomach Size

Newborn Stomach Size - Pregnancy - 2021
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You may be wondering about your newborn’s stomach size and when reading today’s article, remember that each baby is unique and your baby’s pediatrician can help you make sure the baby is growing and thriving!

This amounts reference din the image and below are typical amounts. Baby should take the same amount from 1-6ish months, after which they may take a little less as they eat more and more solids.

For example, your baby may take 4-5 ounces until they were 1 month old, then take fewer bottles as they progress toward 1 year old.

Newborn Stomach Size

It’s common for parents to worry that their baby is getting enough to eat, especially if mom is breastfeeding. Keep in mind your baby is born with a very small stomach capacity, which grows over time. ⁣

As a newborn, your baby’s stomach is about the size of a grape or cherry. By day 2, your newborn’s stomach increases to the size of a ping pong ball or walnut. ⁣

At one week the stomach capacity increases to the size of a plum or apricot and when your baby is one month old, their stomach capacity will be about the same size as a large egg. ⁣

For reference, an adults stomach is approximately the size of a softball or the size of your fist clenched.

Your baby may have a small stomach but they digest their milk quickly. You’ll want to offer milk every 1-3 hours.  Remember this is only for reference! Each baby is unique, it’s best to follow the feeding guidelines given to you by your baby’s healthcare provider.⁣

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