Should I wake my infant to feed her at night?
Many families wonder if they need to wake their little ones to feed them overnight. Usually, it is not necessary to wake your baby to feed her overnight. A young baby may wake and cry during the night, signaling you that it may be time to feed her. During the newborn period (about 0 to 2 months), it is sometimes necessary to provide frequent feedings (about every 3 hours). However, after that, feeding your baby that frequently is not typically necessary. If your baby was born prematurely or if she has a medical or growth condition that requires her to eat more frequently, certainly follow the advice of your pediatrician.About Dr. Rosana Alves