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feeding schedule help!

Posted by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:21 PM
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my son is 2 weeks & ebf. he has been nursing on such a random schedule! for the first few days he would nurse for 15-20 mins every 2-3 hours but lately during the day he will only eat for a few mins & want to eat again 10 mins later. & his night schedule is either the same as day or he will sleep through the night.
is this normal? how can I get him on a schedule?!
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MamaCeleste0722
by Celeste on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM

Yes, normal. No schedules. It's important to let baby nurse as often because this helps establish supply. 

PolishMamma2
by Marta on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:32 PM

 You should pretty much let him make his own schedual, Babies dont distinguish Night and Day at this point.I never liked putting a baby on a feedingschedual as it is. You should make scheduals for Bath, play, and sleep times. And your baby is too young to sleep through the night. He shouldnt go longer then 4 hours without nursing at 2 weeks and that includes at night. Every 2-3 hours in the day and no more then every 4 at night.

maggiemom2000
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:51 PM

Normal! 

The beauty of it is that baby knows exactly when she is hungry, when she's sleepy, etc. By letting baby nurse on cue, whether it is every 10 minutes or every 3 hrs, baby is in control of your milk supply and you will always make the right amount of milk. 

It is best for baby if you never try o get baby on a schedule. Most babies will start o fall into somewhat of a routine after a couple of months. Even then it s always changing. Baby needs 3 nas a day, then she needs 2 naps a day, etc. this first year is pretty much constant changes! Follow baby's lead and you'll do just fine!

mamabens
by Miranda on Mar. 9, 2013 at 4:55 PM
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Scheduling a bf bay can lead to failure to thrive. Just nurse when baby wants as long as baby wants, no matter how often. 

Ms.Pteranodon
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:09 PM
Take the batteries out of all your clocks and just go with baby
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birdiemom
by Bronze Member on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:12 PM
You'll get more sleep in the long run if you go with the flow. No schedules, no timing.
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Baby_Avas_Momma
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:14 PM
Never ever schedule a breastfed baby, always nurse on demand. Newborns pretty much nurse all the time, as they get older the feedings become more spaced out and baby will get himself into his own routine. :)
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cabrandy03
by Brandy on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:49 PM

Totally normal.  There really is no healthy way to put a baby that young on any sort of schedule.  Just nurse on demand.

piwife
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:56 PM
You don't schedule a bf baby. Just nurse on demand
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skmehlebam
by on Mar. 9, 2013 at 5:58 PM
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Nursing on demand is how babies are meant to eat. He will eventually find his own schedule. Its now the babies world. You just live in it ;)
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