Jodi - posted on 04/27/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I was reading a magazine article at the doctor's today and stumbled across a very interesting piece of information that I wanted to share. This is for women who are pregnant and will be having babies and breastfeeding soon! Don't give up because you think you're not producing enough right off the bat!
The article claimed (it was some back issue of Parent's Magazine I think) that an infants stomach on days 1-3 of life is about the size of the tip of your pinky finger. Around day 3 it increases to the size of a marble!!!! At it's biggest it should be around the size of your babies fist!! I'm not saying there aren't legitimate cases where women don't produce enough milk, but if you're stressing yourself thinking that your baby is starving because your milk hasn't come in yet...that colustrum will fill up that tiny tummy pretty fast!!!
So hang in there ladies!! Your body created a baby, it can by all means make the milk to keep that baby alive and healthy!!!