In early September, Jenny Morris, certified lactation consultant, answered questions for Sissonville mother Amber Leigh Knopp at Thomas Hospital. "It can take awhile for mom and baby to get it going smoothly," Morris said. "That's normal. It's a learned art."
"A newborn's stomach holds about a teaspoon and a half, the size of the white ball," said WIC consultant Erica Mason. Within three days, it's the size of the pink ball. In 10 days, it's the size of the orange ball -- about two ounces.
"New nursing babies eat small amounts often, about every hour, taking in immunities," Mason said. "That's normal. They stop when they're full. With a bottle, they can't do that."