Newborns sleep more than 16 hours a day, and the babies sleep soundly for most of the day. However, the baby has slept for a long time and has not woken up on his own. Do you want to wake him up and nurse him?
Whether the baby should be woken up or not is mainly determined by the baby’s age, weight and health status.
Be sure to wake up and nurse in the first few weeks after birth.
For newborn babies, if they sleep for a long time in the first few weeks and do not wake up on their own, they need to wake up and nurse.
Because most newborns will lose weight in the few days after birth, they need to feed their babies frequently in the first few weeks. For breast-fed babies, they should wake up and feed them every 2-3 hours to ensure that the children can eat milk 8-12 times a day. For babies fed with formula milk powder, they need to be fed milk every 3-4 hours. If the baby does not wake up after four or five hours of sleep in a row, they need to be woken up and fed.
Don’t wait for the baby to wake up crying before feeding him. If the baby cries because he is hungry, it means he is already hungry and miserable. At this time, the baby will be relatively difficult to appease.
Mothers can try to observe what’s little tricks when their babies are a little hungry and want to eat milk. For example, if you don’t sleep well, your body starts to move, you put your small hand on your mouth to suck, pat your small hand on your mouth, or spit out your tongue… These little tricks may all show that you are hungry. When the baby appears these little tricks, mothers should pay attention to whether it is time to feed the baby.
Moreover, for breast-fed mothers, frequent feeding of the baby during the first two or three weeks after the baby is born is also helpful for milk secretion and more sufficient milk.
After the full moon, you can wait for the baby to wake up and eat milk.
When the baby is over one month old, the weight starts to grow steadily. If the baby’s weight growth and growth are normal, and the pediatrician also confirms that the baby can sleep all night, it is entirely possible to nurse the baby when he wakes up.
For most babies, the law of weight growth is that in the first 3 months, they will gain about 200g per week, and in the 3 ~ 6 months, they will gain about 100g per week. In addition to looking at the weight, you can also judge the growth and development of the baby by observing the baby’s head up, turning over, teething, etc.
Usually, the stomach volume of the baby at this stage is much larger than that at the time of birth. Even if the sleep time is slightly longer, there is not much need to worry about the baby’s hunger. Generally speaking, it is necessary to ensure that the baby is fed 6-8 times a day.
When the baby is 6 months old, it is almost enough to feed it 4-5 times a day, but each baby is unique and some babies may need more milk.
If the baby shows upWeight gain is relatively slow, defecation frequency is small, feces color is dark and quantity is very small, diapers wet every day are less than 5 ~ 6, etc., which often indicates that the baby is not full.
In this case, it is necessary to increase the number of breast-feeding. If the baby sleeps a little long, it is still necessary to wake him up for breast-feeding.
Premature infants should be treated specially and should be advised by doctors.
In particular, premature infants have special nutritional needs. Before premature infants catch up with growth, their performance often does not truly reflect their hunger. Therefore, for premature infants, it is necessary to consult a doctor on how to feed them and how to judge whether the baby’s weight gain is normal.
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