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Thread: 7 months old, how many wet diapers.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Default 7 months old, how many wet diapers.

    LLL says 5-6 wet diapers as a newborn is sufficient, but what about a pretty much still exclusively breastfed 7 month old?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2006

    Default Re: 7 months old, how many wet diapers.

    according to LLL, "Once mother's milk comes in, usually on the third or fourth day, the baby should begin to have 6-8 wet cloth diapers (5-6 wet disposable diapers) per day. (An easy way to feel the weight of a wet disposable diaper is to pour 2-4 tablespoons of water in a dry diaper.)" i would think this would also apply to older babies as well.

    also...as long your 7 month old is gaining well, you know that he/she is getting enough milk.

    per LLL, "The baby should gain at least 4-7 ounces per week after the fourth day of life."

    kellymom's site states that average weight gain for 6-12 month-old babies is 2-4oz a week.

    ....so with that said, if your baby is gaining about 4oz or so a week, he's/she's doing just fine!

    Mommy to...
    Aleina... born on Mother's Day, May 14, 2006...7lbs 4oz, 21.6 inches
    Lauryn Elle...January 26, 2008...7lbs 15oz, 20 inches

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2006

    Default Re: 7 months old, how many wet diapers.

    Hi there! My LO is also 7 months old and EBF. She has started to make wet/poopy diapers less frequently but more abundantly. I've read that as babies grow and their bladder and digestive apparatus grow and mature, they start making fewer diapers that contain a lot more stuff. I second the PP- if your LO is gaining well and doesn't seem unduly fussy, then everything is okay.

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