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Author Topic: How much in reserve does a new born baby have? How long could it go without food  (Read 2025 times)

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I would assume nowhere near as long as an adult, but are we talking days, hours...?

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The wee ones are usually born with a chunk to set them up a bit. It's quite normal for a baby to lose weight after being born for a couple (if not a few or more) days. Getting fluids in is probably more of an issue for survival.

Not sure you'd get much peace & quiet if you just left it without feeding it, and I'm sure social services would have a thing or two to say on the matter ;)

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Hehehe, don't worry it was just an idle curiosity type Q - I've no plans to try anything...nor to have babies come to that  :o

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I couldn't follow the link, but I should think there could be some fairly harrowing stuff about it.
It was one of those Qs that just popped in to my head...looking any deeper might not be a good idea methinks.