Never wake a sleeping baby. I was so confused as to what to do when I brought my children home for the very first time. As a breastfeeding mom, going to long between feedings at night left me miserable and super uncomfortable. I decided to talk to my pediatrician directly about waking my little one up, even when he was snoozing soundly.
During the first few weeks, your pediatrician may recommend that you feed your baby every two to four hours—day and night—to ensure that he or she gains weight properly. Once your pediatrician feels that your newborn has gained enough, he or she will say it’s OK to wait until your baby wakes up for feedings. Again, check with your healthcare provider. Each and every baby is different, thus their needs are different. It’s best to consult with a doctor always.