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Old 01-05-2012, 08:08 PM   #11
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

I've always fed my little girl on demand, but she kind of started a schedule on her own.

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Old 01-05-2012, 08:39 PM   #12
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I should add, though I should not have to justify myself, little man has sort of put himself on that schedule. If he's giving me hunger cues earlier, he gets fed he was in the NICU for 3 weeks and was fed every 4 hours when he was ready for bottle feedings and the schedule stuck. At night he goes 8-5 or 6. He tanks up during the day.
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

I fed DD on demand. Unfortunately, the whole FF babies sleep through the night sooner was myth for us. She continued eating overnight until she was 12mths old or so.
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On demand. Although her demand has always been like clockwork - every 2 hours.

Then it was every 1.5 hours and then she turned 1 and its more scheduled, but still she gets something pretty much every 2 hrs.
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

I'd still feed on demand mama. I also had one of those "attached all night babies" LOL She finally quit around 15 months. Littlest ds is almost 6 mos and he seems to go back & forth between being attached all night and mostly sttn. I never know what to expect from him
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I like feeding on demand. I don't like to eat when I'm not hungry just because it's "time" so I figure my baby wouldn't like that either. But there does have to be a happy medium- I wouldn't go all day without giving my baby a bottle because she never cried for it and I also wouldn't feed her every hour and let her over eat. Just find what works for you
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

Every 3 hours except at night we just feed him when we wakes up hungry. During the day its every 3 hours. He was put on the 3 hour schedule in the NICU and weve just kept it. Any earlier he wont eat as much and gets on more of a snacky time feeding schedule and hes not as happy.
Hes in the 75% for weight for preemie boys.
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

i do every 3hr feedings here. if not she will eat closer & closer together. so she will b more like snacking then cranky cuz of gas, upset belly, ect... this is just what works for us.
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

On demand although she seems to have set her own schedule. During the day she eats every 2.5-3 hours.
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Old 02-16-2012, 05:16 PM   #20
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Re: Do you feed on demand or by a schedule?

I have to feed my newest one on demand, as hes very tiny. he is almost 6 mos and only 11 lbs
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