I am trying to get my 7 week old son on a 3 to 3 1/2 hour flexible feeding schedule during the day but sometimes he sleeps longer than that. is it important to maintain the shedule that i wake him to feed him at those time slots? Or should i let him just sleep? I also heard i should wake him to
not let his nights/ day mixed up. but he sleeps perfectly at night, he is sleeping 5 hours than 3 and 3 than he stays awake. thanks for the help in advance.
Answer by gypsymama532 at 12:48 PM on May. 26, 2009
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Answer by Love2BMommy77 at 12:54 PM on May. 26, 2009
From La Leche league - "Empirical and theoretical evidence combined continues to support current recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics11 that babies, most especially breastfed babies, need to be fed on cue and should be allowed to set their own routine, rather than placed on a predetermined schedule. It is our further conclusion that practices which interfere with babies' cuings have been responsible for low weight gains, failure to thrive, milk supply failure, involuntary early weaning, and possibly even some cases of colic, as well as infant regression and depression due to lack of parental responsiveness to baby's frantic cues."
Babies do not thrive on scheduled feedings. They need to be fed on demand, and they will wake up when they are hungry.
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