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Old 10-06-2012, 11:33 PM   #4
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Re: Wake a newborn to feed?

Originally Posted by keen1981 View Post
How's weight gain?

Some babies are happy to starve. So at 2 weeks, yes, wake.

I would wake every TWO hours, attempt 1.5-2 ounces, burping every 1/2 ounce. Takes patience, those first few weeks.

At night, wake, every three. And attempt 2.5 ounces.
She had jaundice and they said to get 70ml each feed. She's now over it. I don't know if this information will be useful for your response to my next question.

You think I should lower how much I'm feeding during the day but continue with the same amount/frequency at night? Is this because she's so tired/lazy? I can't even get her to suck properly because she rarely eats while awake.

ETA: Weight gain was fine in hospital. Born at 7lbs 8oz, then went down to 6lbs 10oz a week later but in hospital gained a fair amount. I'll know more about weight gain at our appointment on Monday. Each feed she has a poop almost and pees each feed as well.
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