everything i read says a newborn should not go more than 4 hours without nursing. my baby was eating every 2-3 hours but the last couple days she has started going 4-6 hours without wanting to nurse if i wake her to try to get her to eat she'll gets extremley upset. the other new thing with her is that the last 3 days she wakes up from a good nap and becomes hysterical where we can't console her at all then it passes after about 30-60 minutes and she falls asleep. what is this??Answer Question
Answer by Laura1229 at 1:07 PM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by NicholeAT at 1:09 PM on Apr. 8, 2009
Answer by TiccledBlue at 1:18 PM on Apr. 8, 2009
Feed on demand. She may cluster feed, going a longer stretch between some feedings and then feeding a few times in a couple of hours. She should nurse a minimum of 8-12 times in 24 hours. As long as she is showing signs of getting enough milk, you do not need to wake her to feed. See "Is my baby getting enough milk" at http://www.llli.org/FAQ/enough.html
Do not pump between feedings, this can lead to an oversupply of milk. In most cases it is best to nurse exclusively (no pumping, no bottles) for the first 3-6 weeks.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 2:10 PM on Apr. 8, 2009
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