05 Jul Should I Wake Up My Newborn Baby to Feed Him/Her?
In the very early days, your baby will continue to “make the plan” as we in The Baby Academy always say! Whether breast or bottle feeding, be baby-led in your actions, and don’t stress too much about the dreaded R-word (routine!) Baby led feeding means feeding at least every 3-4 hours until your baby is back up to their birth weight.
They lose weight in the first week or so and should be back up to birth weight by their 2 week check-up. Once this is confirmed, you don’t need to wake baby for feeds if they are sometimes snoozing for longer periods than 3-4 hours. Just relax and enjoy the rest! Always make a little mental note that baby is peeing about 6-7 times a day, this shows they are well hydrated”
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