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DD2 is going to be 4 months tomorrow and she still eats every 2 hours and is EBF. Once in a while she will go 3 hours so I follow her cue but for the most part, it's every 2 hours. I think a lot of babies stick to this schedule for quite some time.
If she has reached her birth weight, I would wait until the 3 hour mark before waking her up.
ETA: She is STTN. Before she started STTN though I did not wake her to eat at night since she had reached her birth weight before we left the Hospital.
MeaganG11:I believe the guideline is don't let them sleep longer than 3 hours between feedings until they reach their birth weight. After that, I believe it's baby led. Our LO is almost 3 weeks old and rarely goes longer than 3 hours without waking himself up to let us know it's time to eat. Sometimes he'll only go 2 hours. Last night he went about 4 hours before he woke up to eat. He's healthy, so I let him tell me when he's hungry.
This is us, exactly, only we were told no longer than four hours between feedings. But she usually wakes up after about three, anyway.
We aren't bothering with schedules yet. DD is almost three weeks and just went through her two week growth spurt. If we'd been on a schedule this early, it would've been completely shot to helI because she was eating every 45 min to an hour. All her feedings now are led by her. I try to anticipate bedtime at night and feed her before she cues to kind of get her in the mood for sleep. Last night it worked great. But on the nights she cluster feeds, forget it. No amount of anticipatory feeds will help with that!
Ditto pretty much what everyone else has mentioned :)
LO goes 2-3 hours between feedings during the day. At night, he goes 4-5 hours between feedings. Whenever he is hungry, we feed him. I rarely have to wake him during the day to feed him, because he lets us know :)
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