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Can i change my baby's nursing schedule?

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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I advise mothers to let their newborns set their own feeding schedules with the exception of premies, small babies and newborns who aren't gaining weight well. In those cases moms should feed every 2-3 hours during the day. Older infants who are growing well can have their feeds delayed, particularly if they are eating solids. Usually the child will figure this out by themselves.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatric Urology 31 years experience
Yes: Yes, talk with your provider about your options.

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Last updated Feb 27, 2013

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