How much should a 3 month old eat? Should baby have a feeding schedule? What are signs of hunger in a newborn?

You have questions about baby feeding, we have answers!

What should you feed a 0-3 month old baby?

Newborns should only be fed breast milk and/or formula.

How often should baby be fed?

In terms of a baby feeding schedule, feed your newborn every 1-3 hours (about 8-12 times per day). As baby gets older they can go longer between feedings. If giving baby formula, give baby about 2-3 ounces per feeding.

What are some signs of hunger in a newborn?

Some signs of hunger include:

  • Hand to mouth
  • Opening mouth
  • Sucking on hand
  • Increased movement
  • Turning head towards your hand

How do you know if baby is feeding enough?

Baby usually knows how much milk they need. Signs baby is full include closing mouth, slowing down, spitting out nipple or bottle, or turning away from breast or bottle. Signs baby is getting enough milk include steady weight gain, 6-8 wet diapers a day, happy between feedings, 3+ bowel movements a day.

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Happy feeding!