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A baby can be slow to feed in the first few days because they can be sleepy. Once the 1st sleepy day or 2 have passed, your baby will feed more often.  Expect your baby to feed every 2 to 3 hours, (approximately 8 to 12 times in a 24 hour period) for the first 6 to 8 weeks but forget routines, they do not exist while you are establishing feeding!  After this time you and your baby will establish a regular pattern of feeding.

Assessing how well a baby is feeding involves consideration of: nappies, weight gain, growth, appearance, contentment and achievement of milestones.

Baby feeding assessment form: How can I tell that breastfeeding is going well? (PDF 34Kb)

 

 

 

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