If you’re a parent with a newborn baby and are concerned if your baby is putting on enough weight, then you’re in the right place.

Did you know that it is common for a newborn baby to lose up to 10% of their birth weight?

Do you know how long it takes for your newborn to get back to their birth weight? And what you can do to help support this?

Well lucky for us our special guest, Belinda Joyce will tell us this, and many other expert tips related to your newborn’s health, weight and feeding.

Belinda is a midwife, maternal & child health nurse with over 20 years of experience.

She is also a mother of four and author of ‘Survive and Enjoy Your Baby’. Her passion is in providing safe, evidence-based advice & options to parents so they can find their own path to parenthood.


We ask Belinda questions including:

  1. How normal is it for newborns to lose weight?
  2. How long does it take a healthy baby who is feeding well to get back to birth weight?
  3. How often should there be weight checks in the early weeks to help avoid unnecessary worry?
  4. Scales can notoriously have discrepancies, which can cause unnecessary stress for parents. How can parents try to avoid this?
  5. For Mums who are breastfeeding, what tips and advice can you share to help ensure babies are receiving enough nourishment?
  6. What about mothers who are bottle feeding, what techniques can you share that are helpful?
  7. How do parents know which formula is best for their baby?
  8. What is the average weight gain for babies?
  9. Should babies’ growth follow the growth charts?
  10. Most parents want their baby to gain above the 50% percentile, what percentage is considered to be normal?
  11. Other than weighing your baby, what are some other ways to know your baby is gaining weight?
  12. Should there be any problems with the baby putting on weight, which health care professional should parents go to see?


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