Q:

hi my baby is 5 days old. from past two days baby is on my milk. since then baby is sleeping a lot and normally takes a gap of 3.5 to 4 hrs gap in feeding. is it normal with babies. as mother I feel the gap is too big.plz suggest.



doctors usually ask mothers to feed every 2 hours...see for a few days as baby has just started with breastfeeding

Your baby should take about eight feeds per day. Some gaps can be long but then the number of feed should be compensated. Awaken and feed your baby often during the day.

for a 5 day old plz.feed every 2 hours . yes 4 hrs is a big gap .wake baby gently and encourage feed.