How often? Mommy to 3!!!! 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 8000 posts4th Sep
How often does your newborn nurse? Orion nurses every 3 hours
GirlsHaveCOOTIES 3 kids; Minsk, Belarus 15330 posts4th Sep
Days 1-3 my son nursed every 30 minutes, then my milk came in and he nursed every 2-4 hours.
Mommy to 3!!!! 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 8000 posts4th Sep
Thanks. I try to wake him, but he won't
Spacetits 2 kids; Toronto, Ontario 25838 posts4th Sep
My first nursed every hour. My second nursed every 4 hours. She has never nursed closer than that, it is just how she was. My milk took 5 days to come in, as well. Try not to go past 4 hours though.
Zeke's Mama 1 child; Pensacola, Florida 4886 posts4th Sep
He nursed all the time. He was constantly not the teet, but I never tried to wake him up to feed him.
Vicki McDonald Due September 28; 3 kids; Belleville, Ontario 927 posts4th Sep
Every 3 hours is normal according to the books. If he is sleeping more than 4 hours you should try to wake him, otherwise let him sleep. As long as he is peeing enough, he's drinking enough. ( My boys were every 2 hours for an hour but they were pigs. ( Still are)..)
user banned Due November 26; 1 child; Parkersburg, West Virginia 9548 posts4th Sep
Quoting ~~My Pet Wussy~~:" Every hour at least"
Jeeper 1 child; Orlando, Florida 2282 posts5th Sep
DD had jaundice so I had to wake her every 2 hours to nurse her. She got into that routine and would start to wake herself every 2 hours to nurse which worked perfectly because I had an oversupply and after 2 hours I was in pain lol
user banned 2 kids; Hamilton, Ontario 19220 posts5th Sep
I tried to stick to the every 2-3 hour rule...but she just wont wake up. My milk is in fully now, so I just feed her when she wants, sometimes its 4 hours sometimes only an hour. Shes gaining, milk is good....so hey :)
Mommy to 3!!!! 3 kids; Lincoln, Alabama 8000 posts5th Sep
Quoting A Beautiful Disaster:" I tried to stick to the every 2-3 hour rule...but she just wont wake up. My milk is in fully now, so ... [snip!] ... now, so I just feed her when she wants, sometimes its 4 hours sometimes only an hour. Shes gaining, milk is good....so hey :)"
He is feeding every 2 hours now