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newborn!

Soo I had my son already :)
But Im curious cause when you feed him..does it have to be 3-4 hours or just whenever they wake up crying? So you can sleep more..help please!!
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10798067 tn?1431550433
Personally i have never woke any of my babies to feed them,if they are hungry they will let you know..never had any issues with them gaining weight
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Every 2 3 hours
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11777386 tn?1426289802
It is best to learn his hunger signs and feed on demand so that there is no crying because then he is starving if he hasn't ate in 3 hours wake him up to feed that is what they tell me in my classes I take 3 breastfeeding child birth and child knowledge
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Congratulations
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If you are only brestfeading it is on demand babys have a 3 days appointment and then a 2 weeks appointment if he is getting good weight you do not need to put him on schedule. My son is 3 months now and he eats wathever he is hungry. He is a healthy 15 pounds now he was bort at 7.12oz
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I never woke my baby to feed but always fed on demand it varied 3-4 hours between feeds and he was perfectly healthy putting on weight etc... I personally believe never wake a sleeping baby they'll do what they want and they won't let themselves starve so just let them be I reckon and feed when they wake themselves.
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I am on team don't wake baby.  We are getting 4 hr stretches at night.  Much better than the 2 hrs when we first brought baby home.
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We were told to wake to feed but baby was only eating 1oz when we woke her so we decided to leave her and then she would drink a full 4oz bottle. See what baby wants ifddoesn't want the bottle don't force it baby's need their sleep and if he's hungry he'll let you know.
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10707428 tn?1415569790
I wake my baby up every 3 hours if he doesnt wake up by himself. But he is slowly starting to get used to the schedule and wakes up by himself. He's 10 days old now.
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There's no one right way it's figuring out what works for you & baby.
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Just a note on that - make sure they are gaining weight sufficiently before and during if you plan to try this. If baby doesn't stay growing properly, start waking to feed!
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According to hospital and doctors you should wake them up to feed them.
Personally, I only do this for about a month and then I start waiting longer to wake the baby. But that's how I train my kids to sleep through the night so early.
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If u breast feed it's on demand  

You should have a health visitor or midwife at the hospital who will go through it all before u were discharged xx
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