Your baby is now the size of an apple seed. The first steps of your baby’s development is the development of the circulatory system, along with the heart. Another key development is the growth of your baby’s neural tube which will ultimately become your baby’s brain and spinal cord.
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If you’re breastfeeding your baby in the early days, breastfeeding babies can take eight to twelve feeds per day. Breast milk is digested much quicker than formula milk, so babies tend to want to feed after an hour and a half, two hours. Especially in that first week, where you need to bring the milk in, so it’s a supply and demand process. By the baby demanding the milk by breastfeeding, the breasts will then produce it.
It’s important to in that early week to avoid giving supplementary milk to the baby, because each time you do that you’re not stimulating the breasts so therefore you’re not producing the milk. It will take a few weeks for the breasts to fully get established and have the required amount for the baby.
Don’t worry that your baby’s not getting enough milk, because they are. The feeding frequently is normal for breast feed babies.