Posted: Tue Aug 25, 2009 4:15 pm
Post subject: How often should my baby be feeding?
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
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 11:08 am
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
Posted: Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:18 pm
Posted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:19 pm
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!