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Newborn Question ninababe12 Due November 26; Bridgeport, Connecticut 168 posts
11th Dec '12

How much and how often does your newborn eat? My baby is one week old and I'm a new mom, just wondering what's average. When should I wake her up to eat? Or should I just let her eat on demand?

Sweetheart...* Due July 30; 1 child; Florida 1290 posts
11th Dec '12

Let her sleep, she'll wake when she's hungry.

*021013* 2 kids; 1 angel baby; xxx, OH, United States 3799 posts
status 11th Dec '12

I was always told don't wake a sleeping baby :) they will wake to eat when hungry :)

~The Lunar Flower~ Due January 13; 1 child; Alabama 6738 posts
11th Dec '12

My son is 3 weeks old. He eats a good 5-12 times a day for 10-30 minutes or more each time(he's breastfed) I don't wake him up to eat though. When I was still in the hospital the nurses had me wake him to make sure he was eating at least 8 times a day but now that we're home I don't do it because he wakes up when he's hungry. Plus he eats longer than he did in the hoapital

applelove 1 child; auburn, CA, United States 6529 posts
11th Dec '12

I have always feed on demand