Newborn hunger cues
Breast milk provides the optional nutrition for your baby.
How to tell if your baby is getting enough to eat:
• 6-8 wet diapers a day
• Loose yellowish stool (1st month)
• Appropriate weight gain
• Lactating women should have at least 200 mg of DHA/day†. Eat foods rich in DHA, especially
fatty fish such as salmon, to support your baby’s normal brain and eye development.§
• All breastfed infants should receive a daily Vitamin D supplement of 400 IU (10 μg) until their diet provides it.