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How often did ur baby eat during their first week ?

I just had my first baby on the 24 and she eats every 4 houres but sleeps most of the night as in she getes up at 6 every mornning no matter when i put her to sleep. Is this normal? If not what should i do about it?


Asked by kat324 at 2:46 PM on Aug. 31, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • every 3 to 4 hours. and she had 3 or 4 oz at a time but she only woke up once or twice for a bottle during the night.

    Answer by sopheeahsmommy at 2:48 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • baby will wake when she's hungry. so if she's happy sleeping, leave her lol. you'll know as long as shes dirtying/wetting diapers. during the day mine ate every hour and a half to two hours. but he wasnt eating a whole lot at once. just quite often. at night tho he'd go about 4 hrs as well.

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 2:57 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Do not wake the baby to feed her. When she is ready she will wake up and trust me, you will know when she is hungry. Usually its every 3 to 4 hours. Mine did that for the first 3 months and did not wake at night to feed until she was about 4 to 5 months old. Still to this day I only give her 5 oz. of formula at a time. No more, no less. She gets a bottle when she wants it. She wants one usually every 4 to 5 hours around the clock.

    Answer by Poopie08 at 3:03 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • Oh and try getting her on a schedule as early as possible. Try waiting until about 8PM to give her a bath and after the bath give her a bottle and put her to bed. Try this and see if it works for you, then adjust the schedule to accommodate yours.

    Answer by Poopie08 at 3:05 PM on Aug. 31, 2009

  • That's great! Why would you want to change it?

    Answer by mompam at 2:29 PM on Sep. 1, 2009