Hi! My daughter is 17 days old. Her birth weight was 7 pounds and on day 13, she was 7 pounds 7 oz. My pediatrician said at that time I could start demand feedings. The lactation consultant I have been working with said to wait until three weeks. My daughter loves her sleep and has gradually been waking up more to eat, but I still have to wake her about half the time, if not more. I don't let her go more than three hours between feedings during the day and four hours at night. I'm not sure I feel comfortable going longer than this at this young age. She eats anywhere from 8 to 10 times each day. She is having great wet and poopy diapers and becomes alert when I wake her up. Everything else is developmentally good.
Any suggestions on what to do?