Do you feed your newborn by schedule or by baby? I forgot what I did with DS. I think I went by baby.
I always have and always will feed on demand.
I fed DS by schedule until he was back at his birth weight
I usually just demand feed but ds was premature & low weight. He didn't wake up & cry for food & his pedi put him on a 2 hour schedule
I fed on demand.
It depends on the baby and their specific needs. If you're bfing and trying a schedule, don't be too rigid with it unless LO isn't nursing often enough.
I have fed on demand with both our daughters. Personally, I hate it when I have to wait hours at a time while hungry to eat. I also once threw up when I was five years old because I was pressured to eat when I wasn't hungry. Unless there is a medical reason, such as failure to thrive, then I think putting exact times when baby has to eat is a little silly and can be dangerous.
<blockquote><b>Quoting Eli's Mommy + 36wks:</b>" Do you feed your newborn by schedule or by baby? I forgot what I did with DS. I think I went by baby."</blockquote>
I fed him when he got hungry.
I feed all my kids when they get hungry. Regardless of age. That's how I eat, that's how they should eat.
I fed on demand within reason. She was pretty good about getting up to eat usually right at 3 hr intervals, but I didn't feel comfortable going much past 4 hrs. So I would let her sleep a bit longer, but sometimes I would wake her to eat. Just in the first month probably I can't remember.