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What Would Happen If You Feed Your Newborn Soda
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Newborns are wired to suckle 24/7 as a reflex. Try not to confuse the reflex with hunger. Hunger is a learned feeling, a desire to feel better if an emty stomach sends the message. If baby has just eaten, the stomach is not sending that message, but baby may accept a feed for comfort if offered. Breast fed stomachs can empty every 2 hours, formula taked longer. Newborns grow fast and eat often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Create a pattern: I find babies feed the best after a good nap, you can then change & play with them for a time before they tire, then rest them for two hours & do it again.Do this all day to get in ~ 7 feeds, then put them down at 11 or so & let them get you up once in the night. Feed/change &settle them again, & start the day over.This works out to about every 3h in day & 4-6 at night. ...Read more
My newborn sleeps for 5 hour incraments consistantly if we don't wake her to feed her... is that normal? Should II be worried?
Newborns : Sleep 18 hours in the beginning & are awake only 6 hours. Most will wake up like clockwork every three hours for a feeding, others every 4-5 hours & a very small percentage 6-8 hours! As long as your baby is taking adequate amount for growth, you should not worry. U can wake ur baby up every three hours during the day to feed & let her sleep thru the night for 8 hours-uninterrupted so can you! ...Read more
Yes: Babys will have their eyes closed even during feedings, that will pass quickly. Make sure your pediatrician or obstetrician feels the same. ...Read more
Breastfeed on demand: If you are breastfeeding your newborn, he will want to eat very often, every 1-2hrs, until your milk comes in. After that, he will be be able to wait 2-4h. A formula fed child will eat every 2-4hrs. The amount a baby takes increases with age, from about 1 oz (30 ml) per feed at birth to about 3-4 oz per feed at 4 weeks. You should be checking your baby pees with each diaper and poops 4-7 times/day. ...Read more
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
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