Re: Home from the NICU
At 10 days, babies shoud be nursing at least 10-12x in 24 hours (even at almost 20 months, I don't think my son has ever gone 5 hours without nursing except maybe two or three times overnight). Some babies are not very demanding, and it is best to offer frequently so early on. Offering to nurse frequently is also the best way to protect your milk supply. If your baby refuses to nurse, that's okay as long as weight gain and diaper output are good, but it is a good idea to offer.
If your baby seems unsatisified after nursing, it is better to switch back and forth between breasts or use other soothing techniques to keep her happy at the breast (walking, bouncing on your knee, rocking while nursing her) than it is to give a bottle.
K. Sophia - Mama to my little lactivore, the amazing Mr. X (11/10).