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Did you wake your newborn baby to nurse every 2-3 hours?

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Asked by scc4377 at 6:58 PM on May. 8, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • Nope, not any of them. I nursed when they wanted to.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • I didn't nurse, but I didn't wake my baby to eat. She always woke when she was ready to eat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:59 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • No.
    I woke up when they did. I never woke them up. I did both nursing and formula.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 7:00 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • i cosleep. when my baby wakes up, i roll over and feed him. i don't wake him up

    Answer by llansky at 7:01 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • No way. It has been years since I have nursed a baby, but I never woke him up to feed him. If he was sleeping, I let him sleep. (And I slept.)

    Answer by KTMOM at 7:04 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • not a chance. He let me know when he was hungry. I live by the old rule to never wake a sleeping baby.

    Answer by jenellemarie at 7:16 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • Nope!! I fed her when she was hungry. They will let you know when they want to eat. I didn't in the hospital either.

    Answer by coala at 7:29 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • I didn't need to... he woke on his own like clock work every 3 hours... but I would have if he didn't wake. He had weight gain issues to start with.
    I would also wake any baby with jaundice problems... they NEED to eat every 2-3.

    Answer by AmiJanell at 7:39 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • Daytime yes, nighttime NO...I wanted him to know during the day he had to eat so that he could sleep at night..worked goo at 4 weeks he was sleeping 5-8 hours a night

    Answer by tabi_cat1023 at 7:42 PM on May. 8, 2009

  • yes. . . it was my first child and the Dr. said that I had to wake him up every 3 hours day and night to feed but I would not do that again with any other children I may have because now he is almost 9 months old and still wakes up 2 or 3 times in the middle of the night to eat.

    Answer by lilmomma090908 at 7:49 PM on May. 8, 2009

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