January 2015 Moms

Preemie night feeding schedule

Hi everyone! Parents of late term preemies, when did you go longer than the 4 hour feeding schedule at night? Our boy reaches 6 weeks old yesterday (1 week adjusted) and is nearly double his birth weight. Our lactation consultant said to keep him on 3 hrs during the day & 4 hours at night feeding schedule, but he's doing so well, I'm just wondering when we could move to on demand at night (soooo tired ;))? Thanks for any advice!

Re: Preemie night feeding schedule

  • Ask your pediatrician... My twins were born at 36 weeks and we just started letting them sleep as long as they want at night at 6 weeks. The longest I have gotten out of them is 4.5 hours but I'm hopeful! I make sure they are getting their goal for the day in formula that is based on their weight and given to us by our pediatrician.
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