How often should a bottlefed newborn feed?

How often should a bottlefed newborn feed?2017-02-23T14:08:05+00:00
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Despite what the text books say, babies do not always stick to a four hourly feeding routine. Every two to three hours is quite acceptable. The best way to feed your baby is to feed on demand, that means to give her what ever she wants when she wants it. This way your baby will eventually develop a good routine which will include sleeping through the night for you. A baby needs to take sufficient calories over a 24 hour period to grow and develop. If you restrict your baby’s feeds during the day to every four hours, then she will need to wake more often during the night to take in the calories she has not taken during the day. It is always tiring with a newborn baby, rest when ever the baby rests and try not to worry about housework. At this early stage concentrate on feeding the baby, she will develop a better routine over the next few weeks.

Debbie Honer