My due date is February 18th and I plan on breastfeeding. So, I'm trying to think ahead to the next step and have come across the debate of whether or not to start the baby on a schedule or just let the baby dictate what she wants.
What are your thoughts?
Answer by missanc at 7:17 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by NannyB. at 8:27 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by WannabeMommy87 at 8:27 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by Wheepingchree at 8:48 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by ecodani at 9:46 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by rkoloms at 10:05 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by SouthTxPrincess at 11:39 AM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by whiteroses82 at 12:20 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
No scheduling for a breastfed newborn! You need to feed them at any signs of hunger, even if it is 10 minutes after they just ate. This is how baby makes sure you make enough milk. Please read Does My Baby Need to Be on a Schedule?
If well-meaning friends or relatives pressure you to "put that baby on a schedule," think about whether the schedule truly meets your baby's needs or if it's meant to please other adults.
Answer by maggiemom2000 at 12:21 PM on Jan. 21, 2010
Answer by gdiamante at 3:06 PM on Jan. 21, 2010