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Waking for feeding. Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6122 posts
Dec 17th '15

I've been waking DS2 up for his daytime feedings every 3-4 hours. But he will sleep 7-8 hours a night without waking to eat. He's only 3 days old. He normally only eats an oz at a time, but he did eat 2 oz at his last feeding. He'd only lost 5 oz when we were discharged yesterday. He's peeing and pooping after every feeding. Should I allow him to sleep that long at night? Or should I wake him? Hopefully they'll call me with his first appt tomorrow so I can ask the dr then. :/

Sunset Shimmer 1 child; Canberra, OZ, Australia 955 posts
Dec 17th '15

My daughter was the same when she was a newb. It was easier for us and for her to do demand feeding; it put us through hell waking her every few hours, so we let her wake up on her own when she was hungry and she seemed a lot happier

bia. 4 kids; ., ., Portugal 102656 posts
Dec 17th '15

Oh, is he a preemie? IDK, I think I would...see what your doctor says. If he was full term I would say no, and to make the most of it lol, but I know nothing about preemies, sorry.

Mannaa 1 child; 2 angel babies; .., CA, United States 3908 posts
Dec 17th '15

I was told to wake every 3 hours nightly as well for the first 2 weeks until we saw the pedi and then he said we were clear to let him sleep at night. 

Dee♡ Due August 22; 2 kids; 1 angel baby; .., IN, United States 6122 posts
Dec 17th '15

Quoting bia.:
Oh, is he a preemie? IDK, I think I would...see what your doctor says. If he was full term I would say no, and to make the most of it lol, but I know nothing about preemies, sorry.


Only by a few days. He was born at 36+5, so technically he's considered a late-term preemie. He's perfectly healthy, though. Everything I've read is contradicting. In the same pamphlet the hospital gave me it says they're getting enough formula if they are content between feedings and having plenty of wet/dirty diapers. But then it's says if they have to be woken to be fed, to bring it up at the pedi appt. So idk what to think. He sleeps unless he's eating or being changed. He pees/poops after every feeding. But if I let him, he'll go more than 3-4 hours without eating. The nurse said him sleeping alot is normal, since he was early. So, do I just wake him for daytime feedings and let him sleep through the night? Or do I wake him every 3-4 hours? I'm so confused lol

♥Jessie♥ Due June 14; 5 kids; 2 angel babies; Idaho 14910 posts
Dec 17th '15

I feed on demand. I never wake them. Whether it is daytime or nighttime. They will tell me when they are hungry.

♡J+C+B+J+0=5♡ 5 kids; Godfrey, IL, United States 5321 posts
Dec 17th '15

I would wake during the day time feedings and allow him to sleep at nights. That way he is still getting an adequate amount of formula. 

user banned 2 kids; United States 1372 posts
Dec 18th '15

Quoting bia.:
Oh, is he a preemie? IDK, I think I would...see what your doctor says. If he was full term I would say no, and to make the most of it lol, but I know nothing about preemies, sorry.


My dd is a preemie
They said its important to feed them every 3 hours so they gain weight faster and get rid of the bilirubin