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Growth Chart

Growth Chart

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GROWTH CHART: Chart Week 1Birth Weight _______________lb. / oz. Birth Length________________inchesAccomplishments______________________________________________________
Healthy Growth IndicatorsDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Feedings (Min. 8)Feedings lasting 15+ minsFirst Meconium Stool (green)Transitional Stool (brownie)Normal Stool (yellow-Day 4/5)Wet Diaper (within 48 hrs)
Just focus on keeping baby awake for full feedings first 2 days
 
Schedule (2 1/2 hour schedule): Nursing:
30 mins - 45 mins of 
feeding
after 3-6 days nursing, nurse 10-15 mins a side15 mins - 30 mins of 
awake
always burp inbetween a feeding and usually halfway througheach side1 1/2 hours of 
sleep
should regain birth weight by end of week 2
Sample Schedule for weeks 1-8:
Early Morning ____________AM
Sleeping
:Midmorning _____________AM If struggling to nap, cut wake time by 15 min incrementsAfternoon_______________AM/PM 15-20 min of crying to get to sleep is fineMidafternoon____________PMLateafternoon____________PMEarly Evening_____________PM
Notes from past children:
Late Evening______________PM Head is usually still lopsided and very soft-last cycle Skin will peel off - don't touch it!-let baby wake up naturally (no longer than 5 hrs) Solely work on breast feeding and let the child do it's thingMiddle of night______________AM/PM-feed and go back to sleep-Pump if uncomfortable
Newborns
:cries 1-4 hours a day (has a fussy time every day - dinner time)sleeps 16-20 hours a day
Diapers
:transition of green to brown to yellow diapers2-3 wet diapers per day after first 2 days
 
GROWTH CHART: Chart Week 2Birth Weight _______________lb. / oz. Birth Length________________inchesAccomplishments______________________________________________________
Healthy Growth IndicatorsDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Feedings (Min. 7-8)Wet Clear Diapers (5-7)Wet Yellow Diapers (0)Stool Diapers
 
 
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Schedule (3 hour schedule):
30 mins - 45 mins of 
feeding
 15 mins - 30 mins of 
awake
 
*Possible growth spurt - 10 to 14 days
 1 1/2 hours of 
sleep
 
Sample Schedule for weeks 1-8: Notes from past children:
Early Morning ____________AM Head is usually still lopsided and very softMidmorning _____________AM Skin will peel off - don't touch it!Afternoon_______________AM/PM Ambilical cord is non-touchable, let it do its thingMidafternoon____________PMLateafternoon____________PMEarly Evening_____________PMLate Evening______________PM-last cycle-let baby wake up naturally (no longer than 5 hrs)Middle of night______________AM/PM-feed and go back to sleep-Pump if uncomfortable
Diapers
:2-5+ yellow diapers7-8 wet diapers
Nursing
:after 3-6 days nursing, nurse 10-15 mins a sideshould regain birth weight by end of week 2
Sleeping
:
 
GROWTH CHART: Chart Week 3Birth Weight _______________lb. / oz. Birth Length________________inchesAccomplishments______________________________________________________
Healthy Growth IndicatorsDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5Day 6Day 7
Feedings (Min. 7-8)Wet Clear Diapers (5-7)Wet Yellow Diapers (0)Stool Diapers,
 
15-20 min of crying to get to sleep is fine
Schedule (3 hour schedule): *Establish first morning feeding/cycle and beconsistent
30 mins - 45 mins of feeding15 mins - 30 mins of awake
*Possible growth spurt - 10 to 14 days
 1 1/2 hours of sleep
Sample Schedule for weeks 1-8: Notes from past children:
Early Morning ____________AM lazy eye is normalMidmorning _____________AM exsessive hiccups are normal - try burping more topreventAfternoon_______________AM/PM spit upMidafternoon____________PM No such thing as sleeping too much as long as on ascheduleLateafternoon____________PM It's still ok if the ambilical cord is on - don't touch itEarly Evening_____________PMLate Evening______________PM-last cycle-let baby wake up naturally (no longer than 5 hrs)Middle of night______________AM/PM-feed and go back to sleep-Pump if uncomfortable
Diapers:
2-5+ yellow diapers7-8 wet diapers

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