Once breastfeeding is established and you’re hopefully seeing some feeding and sleeping patterns with your newborn, you can begin to think about adopting a feeding schedule. This is, of course, if you’ve decided that breastfeeding on demand is not for you. (Many moms prefer to breastfeed on demand, but I did not do this).
Babies Sleeping Schedule
At this stage, my personal recommendation is to try to keep your baby awake as much as possible to ensure a full feed, and then to try and put them down in the crib approximately two and a half hours after each daytime feeding. They might nod off before that point, but usually I put them down to sleep in the crib at this two and a half hour mark. Then, if they did not awake naturally, I woke them up no later than four hours from the START of the earlier daytime feed.
Did you follow an infant breastfeeding schedule like mine and if so, what tips can you share? Do you have advice for helping a baby sleep? Comment below – I would love to hear from you!
Watch my video on getting your 4 to 6-month-old nursing baby on a schedule!