I'm posting for my sister-in-law this time. She comes to me for breastfeeding advice, and so far I've felt comfortable giving her answers, but I don't want to go against her pediatrician's suggestion without some support from ladies who are more knowledgeable.
My niece is 2 months old. She gained 2 pounds from her 1 month to 2 month checks, so she's been doing great with breastfeeding. In the beginning, one pediatrician told my SIL to wake the baby every 2 hours, day and night, to make sure she was getting enough. (She goes to a practice that has multiple pediatricians.) Weight gain is obviously not a problem now. However, the pediatrician she saw at the 2 month check suggested my sister-in-law stop waking my niece to eat at night (which I told her was ok within reason), but he also said she could let my niece go 4 hours without eating during the day. I feel like 4 hours is too long for my niece to go without eating during the day, especially if she is sleeping longer stretches at night. Am I right? It seems like she should still be worried about her supply a little, as well, but I was always worried about my supply because I had a sleepy baby. Should her baby still be nursing at least 8 times per 24 hours at 2 months? I'd appreciate any input.