How often should my baby be feeding?

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shivsf
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:15 pm 
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Hello, i'm new to this site. My little one was 7 weeks early so although she is nearly 12 weeks, her corrected age is 5 weeks and I was just wandering how often she should be feeding and if its possible to get her into a routine yet. I apm breastfeeding her.

Any advice would be appreciated
NicolaOasis
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Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 8:14 pm 
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Hi there, im not too sure about the breast feeding as i bottle fed Aimee.

Aimee was 6 weeks early and at 12 weeks i fed her every 4 hours xx
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Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2009 6:05 am 
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Thanks for that, was its easy to get Aimee on a routine? I have started looking at the baby whisperer routines which is suggesting every 3 hours until 4 months then every 4 hours but I am struggling to get my little one into it.
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:08 am 
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hi

my little one was 5 weeks early
i am bottle feeding too but for the first 2 months i let her feed when she was hungry which was every 3 hours
now i have her on every 4 hours which she seems to like

but i htink breastfed babies need to be fed more often as they dont get as much

good luck and welcome to the site
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Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:18 pm 
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hi hun,

my little girl was 6 weeks early and i breastfed. i was told by the midwives and health visitors to just feed her when she wanted it. if you try to force feed them in a routine, they get too tired and wont put wieght on etc....

hope this helps hun xxx
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Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:19 pm 
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Hi All

My little girl was 5 weeks early and feed via a tube for the first 11 days while in hospital. When she first came out we were feeding with a bottle as she wasn't strong enough to breastfeed. After a day or so we changed to breastfeeding. My doc said to feed her whenever she woke/wanted it, but not to let her go longer than 6 hours as her blood glucose levels would drop too low. So now during the day she feeds every 4 hours and at night she feeds every 5 hours which is really great considering she's not even a month old yet.

My birth story can be read here: http://mexicanbola.co.uk/mexican-bola_blog/

Good Luck feeding ladies!
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Posted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:06 pm 
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georgis was 5 weeks early. i fed her every 3 hours until about 8 weeks wen we moved to every 4 hours.

i breastfeed georgia and found it really easy to get into a routine. wot is it that ur finding difficult?
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