Good Night, Baby
Babies feed at different time intervals. On a daily basis, most babies nurse every 2-3 hours during the day, with one 4-5 hour period of sleep. Some babies cluster feed in the late evening and sleep longer at night. Other babies need to be fed every 2 to 3 hours during the night. Some moms try to wake their babies during more frequently during the day to encourage them to sleep longer at night.
You'll get to know more about the best times to feed your baby as you learn more about his feeding cues.
"When Will My Baby Sleep Through The Night?"
You're not the only one who is wondering; many moms have this question. New babies need to wake up several times during the night to feed. These nighttime feedings help meet your baby's growth and developmental needs. Feeling tired is a normal part of life with a new baby. Give yourself time to adjust.
Night Feedings Help Babies Grow
One of the nicest advantages of breastfeeding is that you can do night feedings in a side lying position and continue to rest while meeting your baby's needs. There are no bottles to get up and prepare. Many moms enjoy late night feedings as one of the few moments they get to spend alone with their babies.
Nighttime feedings are important for building and maintaining your milk supply. Babies need the important nutrition night feedings provide for growth and development. Night feedings also help prevent your breast from becoming overly full.
A Word About SIDS
Sudden Infant Syndrome (SIDS) is a tragedy that strikes approximately 1 in 1,000 babies. SIDS is the unexpected and sudden death of an infant under one year of age in which an autopsy does not show an explainable cause of death. Read More.