Breastfeeding the Healthy Newborn. Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RNC. History of Breastfeeding. Women have breastfed for hundreds of years. Breastfeeding lost favor in the 20 th century for economic and societal reasons, including the introduction of formula.
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Linda C. Pugh, PhD, RNC, FAAN
Diane L. Spatz, PhD, RNC
Consistent weight gain
Good muscle tone
Breastfeeding at least eight times per day
Normal output for age
Failure to Thrive
Irregular weight gain/ loss
Poor muscle tone
Breastfeeding fewer than eight times a day
Strong, dark urineSpecial Conditions: Weight Gain(Continued)