This is a discussion on I have a question. within the Newborn Baby and Infant Care (up to 12 months old) forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; erm.. I would like to ask hors.. hw you mummies feed your baby? feed them every 3-4hrs even though thy ...
erm.. I would like to ask hors.. hw you mummies feed your baby? feed them every 3-4hrs even though thy didnt cry for it? or feed them only when they cry for milk?
n another question ish.. if your baby ish aslp, n it had past around 3hrs+ ever since their last feed, what wil you do? deliberately wake them up for milk or wait for them to wake up?
my darling gurl stimes can like 3-4hrs then cry for milk. then if she no cry for milk, we feed her, stimes she Jitao totally dont drink. then waste the whole bottle.
ytd we feed her at 12mdn, then she thru out the nite no cry for milk, sleep til 8+am.. wake up a while ltr then cry for milk. so I shld set a fixed time to feed her or only feed her when she cry for it? >.<
Depends on how old your baby is.
If it's a newborn we're talking about, then ideally they shouldn't go on for more than five hours without a feed. Besides, if you're engorged, then wake your baby up for a feed - they'll only be happy to suckle.
You shouldn't wait for a baby (newborn) to cry before feeding because that means that they are VERY hungry.
For myself, I feed on the dot, 2.5hr-3hrly during the day coz I can't stand the cries. If Iggy's sleeping and past his nap time of at least 90mins, I'll wake him up to drink milk. As for nite feeds, during NB, is also 3hrly but when Iggy turns 2mths+, I started 4-6hrly intervals. Slowly just wean him off nite feeds.
Your dear daughter is 2mths+ already, so prob she's gonna sleep thru the nite w/o nite feeds. That's why her last feed @ 12am and next feed around 8am++. you can try setting a fixed milk interval of 3hrly-4hrly. But then, if you're bfing, then depends if you feed on demand.
my girl never cry for milk one. she forever not hungry . so i feed her every 2hrs when she was newborn till 2 weeks old i feed her every 2.5hrs(she automatically wakes up though not crying for milk, i give). i dont wake her up for milk cos she will wake up herself. if not, i will wake her up every 2.5-3hrs for milk ONLY IN THE DAY. night time if she can sleep i let her sleep (but she also wakes up every 2.5-3hrs anyway.. hai~). btw, your baby 2mths plus right? i think no need to feed so close interval? i also not sure.. for me, i dont look at the time that much cos when my girl was 2mths plus, she dont really nap long (only 30mins catnap everytime) so i can feed her as n when i like it hehe.
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i only feed my son when he crys for milk...
and if he is aslp i wun wake him up but will wait till he wake up then feed...
i feed pin on demand.