15Best To Be On Demand

A newborn's biggest job is to eat and grow. While the baby may lose weight in the first week, parents need to work to keep that drop low and then turn things around and help baby to start a positive weight trajectory.

That means lots of feedings, and

while many moms may be tempted to feed a baby on a schedule, the first few months may be better to feed on demand. That means feeding when the baby is hungry, no matter what time that is.

One note here is that it's important that you don't let it go too long between a newborn's feedings. In general, you shouldn't have to wake up your baby to feed them, but try not to let her go more than four or five hours between sessions.

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