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Is it normal for my newborn to be feeding all the time?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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Dr. Lawrence Rosen
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Many newborns will feed, on demand, every 1-2 hours, especially if breastfeeding.

In brief: Yes

Many newborns will feed, on demand, every 1-2 hours, especially if breastfeeding.
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