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    hi

    It's all so confusing, I know because I am a first time mum too! My bub was a tiny bit under at birth and lost 12% of her birthweight so I was advised to wake her every three hours for feeds. She was in hibernation for the first 2 weeks so would just sleep, sleep and sleep (oh how fondly I look back on those days!!!).

    She is gaining weight now and wakes of her own accord so I just follow her lead. She is 8 weeks old.

    Good luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alirahs mum View Post
    Hi there I have a two week old and have been told by the breast feeding nurse at the hospital to feed her every 3 hours during the day and wake her up to feed her and at night let her sleep up to 4 hours then wake her if she has not woken up by then to feed her ... My mother inlaw was just over and said that I am doing it wrong and that the baby is just going to get heaps fat from over feeding .. And i should just let her wake up when ever she is hungry and never wake her day or night to feed . I am unable to breast feed her so I pump and then bottle feed her and give her one bottle of formula for the mid night feed as I have low milk supply at night ... As I am now super confused how often do I feed her and do I wake her or not ??? Or do I just let her wake up her self ... :-/ need help cause I don't want to make her over weight or heaps fat
    i never let my newborn bub's sleep longer than 4 hrs over night. i let them sleep as long as they wanted in the day, but i pumped every 3hrs to build up supply.

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    My MIL always talks of how when she was in hospital after having her boys, all the babies would be in the nursery and then the matrons would bring them to their mums for a feed every four hours like clockwork. She said from about two hours onwards the noise of crying from the nursery would just grow and grow because the babies were so hungry. Heartbreaking. So, your MIL may be talking from her own experience, when feeding every three to four hours was the norm.

    When my son was a newborn, he would feed every one to one and a half hours. I was worried about his weight at first, but now I am just grateful that he is healthy and thriving. I don't know about comp feeding, but I do know that if you choose to feed on demand, you can trust that your little one will let you know when she needs a feed.

    It's also worth noting that now you are a mother, everyone will give you their opinion on everything! I get stopped in the street daily by strangers telling me my son is too thin, too fat, overdressed, underdressed, happy, sad, overfed, underfed etc. I think it is empowering to do lots of reading and seek advice on forums so that YOU can make decisions about how to parent your child, and to feel secure and content in those decisions. You don't need to answer to anyone else (except for medical professionals, of course)!

    Welcome to bubhub :-)

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    [QUOTE=mrsharvey;7203369]My MIL always talks of how when she was in hospital after having her boys, all the babies would be in the nursery and then the matrons would bring them to their mums for a feed every four hours like clockwork. She said from about two hours onwards the noise of crying from the nursery would just grow and grow because the babies were so hungry. Heartbreaking. So, your MIL may be talking from her own experience, when feeding every three to four hours was the norm.

    It's also worth noting that now you are a mother, everyone will give you their opinion on everything! I get stopped in the street daily by strangers telling me my son is too thin, too fat, overdressed, underdressed, happy, sad, overfed, underfed etc. I think it is empowering to do lots of reading and seek advice on forums so that YOU can make decisions about how to parent your child, and to feel secure and content in those decisions. You don't need to answer to anyone else (except for medical professionals, of course)!

    Yes!! My oldest is 8 and I continuley get advice on how to raise my kids. Even getting told by a service station attendant my daughter should still be sent to school even though she had the flu

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    Thanks heaps for that info .. My bubs did have jaundice aswell .. Now its gone ... I have not been waking her for the last 24 hours just to try it and she has been waking her self every 3.5 or 4 hours and so far seems to be ok with that ...

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    Ps I am new to this hub and think its awesome how I can talk to other mums for info or advice ... Thanks ladies


 

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