Visual teaching aid for midwives and feeding experts

Belly Balls

The supportive teaching aid for nursing mothers. In the first few days after their baby’s birth, mothers produce the right amount of breast milk for their baby. To help mothers better to understand this concept, Ardo has designed Belly Balls.

Each size of Ardo Belly Balls corresponds to the estimated average size of a new-born’s elastic stomach. The average size of a new-born baby’s stomach will be:

  • on the first day: 5-7 ml
  • on the third day: 22-27 ml
  • on the fifth day: approx. 57 ml

 

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References: Wang, Y et al: Preliminary Study on the Blood Glucose Level in the Exclusively Breastfed Newborn; J Trop Peds 1994, 40:187-88. Saint L, Smith M, Hartmann P.E: The yield ant nutrient content of colcostum and milk of women form giving birth to 1 month post-partum; British Journal of Nutrition 1984, 52, 87-95. Scammon, R, Doyle L: Observations on the capacity of the stomach in the first ten days of postnatal life. Am J Dis Child 1920; 20:516-38