We're getting mixed info from our nurses so I thought I'd ask you. Did/do you feed your newborn on a strict schedule (i.e. 2-4 hours no matter what) or did you only feed them on cues (i.e. Not wake if sleeping etc.)
@libertylover how are things going with the baby? Eating, sleeping, etc.
Really well. He's small but growing. 5th percentile for weight and 10th for height.
Ask to see a lactation consultant (if your wife is breastfeeding) or the on call pediatrician.
I fed my boys about every 3 hours. If they started rooting around or making their hungry cries, I'd feed them.
More schedule than cues. But, if he wouldn't eat when we wanted to feed him, we would start looking for cues to make sure he got fed.
When in doubt, we gave him the tip of a finger. If he latched, we fed him.
Strict schedule leads to nothing but stress. For everyone.