This is my first time posting here, but I have a 4 week old son who has been EBF since birth. He was 8lbs 1 oz at birth and weighed in at 9 lbs 10 oz at 2 1/2 weeks, so he's gaining weight just fine. When I left the hospital, they told me that I should be feeding him every 2-2 1/2 hours during the day (waking him to eat) and every 3-4 hours at night. I keep hearing about feeding on demand, but do you still wake your newborn to eat if he's been sleeping for too long? If he's sleeping, how often should I wake him during the day? He wakes on his own every 3-4 hours at night. I don't want to over feed him, but I do want to make sure he's getting enough and that my milk supply stays steady.
Also-when is a newborn no longer a newborn? I keep reading "in the early weeks" or "in the first few weeks." Just curious.