Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Formula Feeding

My 7 week old needs a full feed at 5am; this makes it hard to keep on track My 7 week son is following the routines well and now sleeping at night through till about 5-5.30am. He is not satisfied with only a small feed at this time and will not resettle without a full […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Formula Feeding

My 2.5-week-old daughter does not settle after her 10.30pm feed My daughter has settled well into the routine as detailed in the Contented Little Baby Book. However at day 10 she started developing problems after the 10.30-11.30pm feed. She takes the feed well (currently 3-4oz) and is awake when put into her cot and swaddled. […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Formula Feeding

Do we wake my 4 week daughter for the 10.30pm feed? I am trying desperately to get my daughter into your routines. She is pretty good and we usually manage for her to have roughly the right amount of sleep during the day. Feeds are a bit hit and miss, the times are fine but […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Formula Feeding

How can I manage to bath my 7 week twin girls at 5.45pm and stay with in the routine times? I am generally happy and successfully applying and following the routine. I do, however, have a big problem with the bathing time at 6pm. I simply don’t manage to bath both girls in the given […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Breast Feeding

Should I change to first-stage formula when weaning my 8 week old? I tried to breastfeed but contracted mastitis twice which involved hospital stays in the first three weeks after Anna’s birth. Since then I have successfully been expressing milk and feeding her, but now need to wean her onto formula. I am aiming to […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Breast Feeding

Express milk from day one? My first baby is due soon and I’m looking forward to using your routines. Should I begin expressing milk from day one? Expressing milk serves two purposes: it provides extra milk for when your baby goes through growth spurts at three weeks and six weeks. During the growth spurts you […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Breast Feeding

How do I put a newborn on the feeding routines? Firstly, thank you very much for the New Year Greetings and the signed copy of The Complete Sleep guide which arrived yesterday. My baby is due next week and I have a couple of questions about feeding before using the routine for a baby at […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Breast Feeding

What do I do with expressed milk for my 11 day baby? I have an 11-day-old newborn and wondered what to do with the expressed milk. Is it fed to the baby or stored for emergencies? I have also noticed that my baby is sleeping well but not always needing the amount of time on […]

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Feeding FAQ: 0-8 weeks – Breast Feeding

1-month-old Grace takes hours to breastfeed I am breastfeeding my month-old daughter, Grace, and she takes hours to breastfeed but still seems hungry. At 7am she takes 1-2 hours. The 10am feed lasts another hour and at 11.30am she keeps on feeding or will fall asleep for 10 minutes. She will happily feed all afternoon […]

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