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  1. Kristie watson says:

    So my daughter is two months old and we have gotten into a pretty good routine the evenings are when she gets fussy so I try to give her feedings by then it seems like every two hours she wants me to feed her and I didn’t know if that would not make her feed as as good when 8:30 comes around since that’s her big feeding before bed. We put her down and she’s asleep by 9:30-10:00 on average we’re getting 5-6 hours a stretch of sleep until she wakes up for a feeding. How should I do the feedings once is gets closer to 8:30? Also she does like to nap in the evenings but how close can she nap until her big feeding at 8:30?

    • Debbye @ The Baby Sleep Site says:

      Hi @Kristie –
      Thank you for writing to us about your 2 month old! It’s definitely common for your bay to be fussy in the evening, and for her to want to feed more often! Cluster feeding may even help her sleep better, since she’ll be eating more overall! If you haven’t yet, you can sign up to receive our free guide written just for families with young infants, “15 Baby Sleep Facts New Parents Need to Know” here:
      This should really help!!
      We do offer a few more in-depth solutions for parents who need more help too. Our e-book, Essential Keys to Your Newborn’s Sleep, may be a good option for you. In it, we give you a complete toolkit to help your baby establish healthy sleep habits today and throughout the first year.
      You can read more about our wonderful newborn options here:

      Thanks again for writing to us Kristie! I hope this helps!

  2. Christie says:

    Love this post! How would you again these schedules if you’re doing mostly breastfeeding but supplementing 2-3 meals with formula? Thanks!

    • Danielle says:

      Hi Christie,
      Thank you for following The Baby Sleep Site – I’m so glad to hear this post was helpful for you! Since we mostly work with sleep, we are not really qualified to answer specific feeding questions, especially since your answer would depend on how much you’re producing, etc., and we want to make sure your little one is getting enough 🙂 You can check in with your pediatrician or lactation consultant, or call a breastfeeding helpline in your area for more support. KellyMom has a great page with helpline resources you can check out here: https://kellymom.com/bf/concerns/breastfeeding-helplines/
      I hope that helps! Good luck 🙂

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