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My Child is 7 weeks old and has a cold. She has been given paracetamol by the doctor I have only give her the 2.5 mls once as she does not seem to have a temperture. Am also giving her Saline drops as she is very stuffy. The problem is she fed on and off yesterday only taking half of her bottles, her last feed was at 10.30pm and she took 3 ounces, she then went to sleep and i actually had to wake her at 10am this morning to give ger a bottle which she took 5 ounces from. she is now asleep again. should i be worried? that is roughly 12 hrs sleep through the night with no feeds?


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replied April 23rd, 2008
Newborn Babies Answer A3986
According to the new guidelines for breastfeeding and feeding with formula, you should feed your baby whenever it asks for food(“on demand”). In the first few weeks, baby asks for feeding more frequently but later that frequency decreases and baby sleeps longer during the night. Babies on formula usually request feeding every 2-4 hours. Later babies start to sleep more during the night without feeding (up to 8 hours).
If you need to wake up your baby for feeding too often, you should call its pediatrician.



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