Hello all, I recently had my first child just 2 1/2 weeks ago. He was born weighing 6pounds 4 oz. As of our two week check up on Tuesday he still weighed the same. Since birth he generally sleeps for 3-4 hours and upon awakening immediately wants to nurse. I will sit down with him for 15-20 min. while he nurses. Generally he'll fall asleep within 10minutes and I'll have to kinda wake him up to keep him eating. Now here's my question...how often should I be feeding him? My mother in law seems to think I should be feeding him every hour and a half. She is 'really concerned about his weight and how he hasn't gained anything.' At my two week check up, the doctor didn't say a word about his weight just asked how often he was eating. I figured if the doctor was worried about his weight he would have said something about it. My son sleeps and potty's just fine with no issues. Any help/tips would be greatly appreciated.
If something changed and you were concerned earlier than that then I'd probably weigh him earlier just to see how things were going.
Mother of two spectacular girls, born mid-2010 and late 2012
Primarily fore milk or the equivalent of two percent milk. To het more hind milk or full fat milk try using one side twice in a row. Does he seem really proficient at his short time at the breast or does he seem kind of mellow or lazy?
Your baby should nurse 10-12 times per day (24 hours)
Sounds like you're off to a great start. Keep up the good work Mama.