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Doctor insights on: How Long Can Newborns Go Without Feeding

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How long can a newborn feed up to?

How long can a newborn feed up to?

You decide: Newborns get the majority of their feeding in the first 5-10 minutes of the feeding, and the rest of the time after that is just sucking/suckling time for pleasure and comfort. If you have time and nipples are not too sore, it's fie to let them do this a couple of times a day. If your nipples are very sore, or you are pressed for time, the 10 minutes is long enough to get the nutrition they need. ...Read more

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Neonatal (Definition)

The term neonatal is generally used to describe events that occur with an infant within the first 30 days after birth.Some practitioners are looser with the definition & extend the ...Read more


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Can you tell me how I could feed my newborn all day long without being rude to guests?

Can you tell me how I could feed my newborn all day long without being rude to guests?

Feeding: Every time anyone eats before the stomach empties starts the digestive process over again and your stomach never gets a break. Your baby needs to go at least 90 minutes between feedings so his/her stomach can empty before filling it up again. This will help with digestion and having your baby on a schedule is better for you and your child. . ...Read more

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How long should a newborn be awake afrer feeding and diaper chsnge? My month old only sleeps approx 2-3 hours during the day. Thanks!

How long should a newborn be awake afrer feeding and diaper chsnge? My month old only sleeps approx 2-3 hours during the day. Thanks!

Newborn: A newborn is usually up 15-30 minutes after feeding and diaper change. Newborns usually sleep 16-20 hours a day. Check with your pediatrician to see if there is a problem with your baby. ...Read more

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How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies, my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

How long does breast milk jaundice last in newborn babies,  my baby is 1 month old she is active feeds well but still have yellowish face?

Awhile: Breast milk jaundice which begins days after the infant is born can last 3 - 12 weeks. Continue to follow up with your doctor. ...Read more

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How often should I feed my newborn baby?

Wide range of normal: There is a wide range of normal feeding times, but babies at this age should certainly go no longer than 4 hours between feedings. Most feed every 2-3 hours. The key is that your baby is having 4-6 wet diapers per day which suggests that they are well hydrated. I would discuss with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best schedule for feeding a newborn?

What is the best schedule for feeding a newborn?

On Demand Is Best: Most pediatricians believe in the "demand schedule", which means feeding your newborn when she is hungry. Of course, this also means you do not have to wake her at night for feedings. There are always exceptions, and if your pediatrician feels your baby needs to be fed more frequently for any reason, follow their recommendation. ...Read more

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How many oz. Should a newborn have at one feeding?

How many oz. Should a newborn have at one feeding?

It depends: It depends on child'sweight and how many times a day you feed him/her. Usually it starts from 2-3 oz evry 2.5-3 hrs. ...Read more