Letter:

Long Interval between the Feeds, Should I Wake Him Up?


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2 mo.
Long Interval between the Feeds, Should I Wake Him Up?
Hi Helen

My son is elleven weeks old. He was born 4 weeks premature. At birth his weight was 30 % too low, as his weight was a little below 1800 g. His actual weight is 3400 g, and I guess his is a thriving baby. I offer him formula as a supplement upon each breast feed, as he has a "weak suck". On Tuesday, the 6th of May, he had gained 300 g in week, so all in all I should not worry.

However, for the last couple of days, he had 4 feeds instead of 6 feeds a day, as he now sleeps for a longer period of time. Instaed of 3½ hours' sleep in the daytime and 6 hours's sleep at night, he now sleeps 4½ hours in the daytime, and 8 hours at night.

I am concerned about his food intake. This morning he runs a little temperature (37.8 degrees C), but he seems to be alright. When he is awake he seems happy and curious, his nappies are wet and he has bowel movements. Should I wake him up more often? If he was fully bottle fed, what would the recommended milk intake be?

Best regards
Kristine


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