Posted in Bottle Feeding, Newborns

2 and a half week old eating every 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours, anything we can do stretch that out?

Anonymous

Newborn has just started to eat every 1 and 1/2 to 2 hours from the start of the feeding and is eating between 2 and 1/2 to 3oz of breast milk. Anything we can do to stretch this out? Is this temporary?

  • Anonymous
    Jul 17

    Look up cluster feeding, and yes it's temporary

  • Melissa Maldonado
    Jul 18

    I wouldn’t recommend stretching the feeding times. If breastfeeding, baby is most likely cluster feeding. This is to gear up for the next growth spurt.

  • Kieli
    Jul 18

    Yes, baby’s will eat more when going throw a growth spurt. My 2 month old (EBF) cluster feeds, feeds about every 1-2 hours during the day and then sleeps longer stretches at night. Definitely not a bad thing

  • Samantha
    Jul 22

    This is completely normal. Nothing you can really do to stretch out the time between feedings. Baby’s stomach is so tiny right now.