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    Default What's classed as a wet nappy?

    Sorry if this is a dumb question. I'm worried I'm not making enough milk for my one week old. The breastfeeding association said she should be making 6-8 wet nappies a day. She definitely poohs 6-8 times a day but I don't know about wee. Since there is always pooh in her nappy I can't tell if wee is there too. Does the wet nappy refer only to wee?

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    Default What's classed as a wet nappy?

    I thought a nappy should feel heavier being wet. If you are using a disposable you can normally "squish" the front of the nappy with your two fingers if this makes sense?

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    Default What's classed as a wet nappy?

    Wet diapers: In the early days, baby typically has one wet diaper for each day of life (1 on day one, 2 on day two…). Once mom’s milk comes in, expect 5-6+ wet diapers every 24 hours. To feel what a sufficiently wet diaper is like, pour 3 tablespoons (45 mL) of water into a clean diaper. A piece of tissue in a disposable diaper will help you determine if the diaper is wet.

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    Default What's classed as a wet nappy?

    And with that many poops (mine pooped lots too) I'd say they are getting enough

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    Default What's classed as a wet nappy?

    If you're using Huggies newborn nappies the yellow line down the front goes blue when they're wet.

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    Our midwife showed me a "wet nappy" while I was in hospital.

    I think (from memory) - she tipped 60mls of water into a newborn nappy. We felt the weight of it, and I'm fairly sure that's the weight of how they classify a "wet nappy".

    If you're unsure, ring your local child health clinic, they should know some sort of way to clarify it for you.

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    60mL seems like way too much wee for a 1 week old. I can't see them passing that much 8 times a day, surely?

    When my DS was a newborn his nappy was pretty much just constantly wet with little wees. I took that to mean that he was okay....?


 

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