Here are a couple questions I want to throw out to you.....
My baby is almost 5 weeks old. He was 7 lbs 13 oz at birth, and gained weight well at his 2 week weight check (8lbs 5 oz).
1. The pediatrician said around 3 weeks his pooping would slow down to just a 1 or 2 a day..it has not. Its still almost every diaper. Is this ok?
2. In 3 weeks from today I will be going back to work. How do I know how much milk to leave for him, and what kind of instructions to leave regarding when to give it and how much to give at one feeding?
3. Sometimes he feeds quite close together, but other times I have woken him during the day if its more than 3 hours, or at night if I wake up and its about 5 (only happened a few times). The ped. said this was the way to go when we were there at 2 weeks. My mom says I'm crazy to wake a sleeping baby overnight, that I'm training him to wake up, and I should let him sleep since he's a little older now, and gaining weight well, etc. How do I know?
4. I know initially he was supposed to eat 8-12 times per day, but eventually that will change, how do I know when it changes, or when I should stop regulating how many times per day he eats? (It will always be 8-12 times - almost always 8 or 9), if I don't let him go more than 3 hours during the day, or 4 1/2 at night. Does this make sense? At a month, how many times should be eating, or how long should he be sleeping? Is there some kind of schedule, that 8-12 x/day at first, but then what at one month? at 2 months? How many hours?
Thanks so much!