The five days of feeding song!

Here are lyrics to a song that Ina May sang to us down on the Farm as a way to monitor a newborn’s feedings! Its goes something like this…

The Five Days of Feeding (tune: The Twelve Days of Christmas)

On the first day of feeding, your babe will give to you

A wee and a sticky black poo.

On the second day of feeding, your babe will give to you

Two little wees and a less sticky, thinner dark poo.

On the third day of feeding, your babe will give to you

Three little wees, two little burps and a big greeny-browny soft poo.

On the fourth day of feeding, your babe will give to you

Four little wees, three little farts, two little burps and a nice runny toffee-brown poo.

On the fifth day of feeding, your babe will give to you

Five bi-ig wees;

Four little farts,

Three big burps,

Two overflows,

And a large golden mustard-seed poo!