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Newborn wakes for feed every 2 hours is this normal

(25 Posts)
Mandraki Wed 04-Oct-17 14:57:33

Just that really. In the day she sleeps well, wakes for a feed every 2-3 hours but at night she wakes every 2 hours maybe less. Is this just to be expected with her being so new or is there anything I can do? I literally know nothing.

Seeline Wed 04-Oct-17 14:59:07

Normal smile

divafever99 Wed 04-Oct-17 15:00:50

Very normal, both mine were the same. Eventually went to 3 hourly.

KalaLaka Wed 04-Oct-17 15:00:51

Very normal (but obviously knackering). Hope you're ok, first 2 months are intense!

SellMySoulForSomeSleep Wed 04-Oct-17 15:01:31

Normal. Sadly!

Bluerose27 Wed 04-Oct-17 15:02:12

babiesfirstlactation.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/newborn-stomach-small.jpg

That's a picture of the size of a baby's stomach (if I've linked correctly!)

So the baby fills up quickly, empties quickly and needs more!

fakenamefornow Wed 04-Oct-17 15:02:22

I think it is, sorry!

PineappleScrunchie Wed 04-Oct-17 15:02:41

That's quite good I'm afraid!

BikeRunSki Wed 04-Oct-17 15:04:18

Perfectly normal.

Meepmoop Wed 04-Oct-17 15:04:24

It's normal, by son is 10 weeks and is now beginning to stretch out to 4/5 hours and randomly had 8 hours last night

Needalifeoverhaul Wed 04-Oct-17 15:06:09

Mine still wakes like clockwork every 2 and a half hours at five monthssad Are you bf or formula feeding? It's knackering isn't it! I co sleep now as makes it a bit easier but if you're formula feeding it's not as easy! How old is your little one?

GotToGetMyFingerOut Wed 04-Oct-17 15:06:56

Yeah that's normal. Mine were even less than that. I was needing matchsticks to keep me eyes open.

Congrats on the birth of your baby.

AdalindSchade Wed 04-Oct-17 15:07:42

Do you have a health visitor to ask about this stuff

birdiebirdiewoofwoof Wed 04-Oct-17 15:07:58

Very normal. Hang in there and rest when you get the chance! It's so tough in those first weeks but they do start sleeping longer after a while.

penguinpurple Wed 04-Oct-17 15:11:18

Normal. Mine's the same (nearly 3 months).

KarateKitten Wed 04-Oct-17 15:11:43

Yep, normal.

just5morepeas Wed 04-Oct-17 15:15:05

Normal. Just keep telling yourself that it wont last forever - even if it feels that way at the time!

Mandraki Wed 04-Oct-17 15:16:41

Long as it’s normal! It is knackering, but if it’s normal that’s fine, I just wanted to check there wasn’t something I could do to help her sleep longer.

Dreams16 Wed 04-Oct-17 17:11:04

Very normal

GlennRheeismyfavourite Wed 04-Oct-17 18:23:16

Mines 5 weeks - 12, 3am, 6am, 8.40am for us x

waterrat Wed 04-Oct-17 18:52:29

sorry to say but normal. It passes !

Aquamarine1029 Wed 04-Oct-17 22:41:59

Totally normal. It's critical for their development to eat very frequently.

user1493413286 Sun 08-Oct-17 22:02:18

When my newborn was doing this I was told my health professional to wake her in the day to feed her every 2 hours then at night she’d go more like every 2-3 hours as I was told it’d encourage her body clock to adjust to night and day. It might sound like a small change but having the extra hour at night of her going every 3 hours was amazing

Cutesbabasmummy Mon 09-Oct-17 10:27:38

Sadly its totally normal.

ODog Mon 09-Oct-17 22:03:44

As others have said, it is completely normal, if not the good end of normal and will be normal for the foreseeable future. Learn to feed lying down in bed on your side and consider safe cosleeping. These things saved me in the early days.

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