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Feeding newborn Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
24th Jun '13

Do you feed your newborn by schedule or by baby? I forgot what I did with DS. I think I went by baby.

GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15331 posts
24th Jun '13

I always have and always will feed on demand.

mrs jones ♥ 2 kids; Universal City, Texas 2682 posts
24th Jun '13

I fed DS by schedule until he was back at his birth weight

⚓Misty⚓ 4 kids; Keenesburg, Colorado 7276 posts
24th Jun '13

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

*beck-i* {JAS08} 3 kids; Prattsburgh, New York 4808 posts
24th Jun '13

I fed on demand.

Mrs. Daniel 1 child; California 547 posts
24th Jun '13

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.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 11973 posts
24th Jun '13

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.

.Jezebel. 1 child; Sumter, South Carolina 9527 posts
24th Jun '13

<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.

♥MomToSilas+1♥ Due December 9; 1 child; ., IL, United States 11602 posts
24th Jun '13

I fed on demand.

SavageDarling 3 kids; Webster, Massachusetts 10381 posts
24th Jun '13

I feed all my kids when they get hungry. Regardless of age. That's how I eat, that's how they should eat.

SquirrelyMom Due May 18; 1 child; Burlington, Ontario 953 posts
24th Jun '13

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.

Eli&Elliot's Mommy! 2 kids; Brooklyn, New York 2109 posts
24th Jun '13

Thanks everyone! I feed DS by demand still. I will be feeding my LO by demand also.