Posted in Breastfeeding, Newborns

My baby is 4 days old and I’m breastfeeding. How do I know when and if she is getting enough ?

  • Beth
    Apr 04

    She should have the number of wet diapers that she days old (4 days old = 4 wet diapers) until she is 6 days old... then it’s 6 wet diapers each day.

  • Michaelene
    Apr 04

    She’s maybe peed 4 times since she was born, it took her 36 hours to pee after she was born

  • B
    Apr 05

    If she’s only had 4 wet diapers in 4 days you need to call your doctor now.

  • J
    Apr 05

    I’m actually surprised they would discharge the baby if she wasn’t peeing enough before. I agree I would call the doctor. If you haven’t already I might consider pumping (to see if you’re producing) and/or give her some formula. I would also call a lactation specialist and they can help you. I remember when I was in the hospital they came every day to checkin and help me and the baby. My little one wasn’t able to latch so I ended up exclusively pumping for 3 months and then decided to wean her into formula. It just became to stressful for me since I had gone back to work (TSA) after 6 weeks. Best of luck!!

  • Michaelene
    Apr 05

    Thank you. She peed last night twice within a 3hour time span, & I have an appointment this morning.

  • Kristina
    Apr 05

    When you at the doctors office weight the baby before feeding, then feed the baby there in the office and weight the baby after feeding again. They will be able to tell how much she ate.

  • Michaelene
    Apr 05

    Will they let me at her first pediatrician appointment with her ?

  • Christa
    Apr 05

    Yes they will. They are very concerned on how she is going to be doing. I agree with Jackie, it’s surprising they discharged you both when she wasn’t peeing enough- we were under strict watch until our son had done the output they were happy with, and even then they still were super on top of us. Take advantage of asking as many questions as you need too, and talk to them about a pre weight, and post weight like Kristin mentioned. They want to make sure she’s getting enough! They may also refer you to a lactation consultant where they may have you do something a bit more modified to help insure she’s doing proper outputs! Best of luck momma!