sleeping and eating
my baby boy is 3weeks old. He normally feeds during the day around every 2hrs and as it gets closer to his bedtime late afternoon/ night he normally does 1 or 2 feeds at 1 1/2 hrs and then normally goes 3 hrs after that. I just wanted to know if this was normal for him to feed 1 1/2 hrs, when i try to hold him off he just screams so i end up feeding him.
Absolutely normal in a baby so young, so try not to be concerned. His gut is too immature and his metabolism too young to even try to implement a feeding routine. Try not to expect him to settle and sleep, feed and be awake in the same pattern each and every day. If you do you are only setting yourself up for disappointment and being unrealistic. Try to follow his cues at this age and stage. As he matures then his needs will become more predictable and you’ll see more of a routine appearing with his behaviour. But for now, what you’re describing sounds absolutely normal.
10 Jun 2012