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Can I change my baby's nursing schedule?

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Dr. David Vandersteen
Pediatrics - Urology

In brief: Yes

Yes, talk with your provider about your options.

In brief: Yes

Yes, talk with your provider about your options.
Dr. David Vandersteen
Dr. David Vandersteen
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Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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. Irwin Berkowitz
Dr. Irwin Berkowitz
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