How much does my baby need at each stage?
The table below provides a guide to how often you should be feeding your baby, dependent on their age.
Of course, this is only a guide, and if your baby is premature or of a low birth weight, their feeding requirements will be different. Newborn babies may take quite small amounts to start with. If you’re unsure, you can always speak to your midwife or call us to find out more.
When do I start timing feeds?
Every baby is different and their appetites vary massively so it can be normal for them to take more or less feeds than this and they won't always wake at an exact time after the previous feed is finished.
Time the feeds from the moment you start until the beginning of the next feed (and remember, with winding and changing, every feed may last about an hour). So if you feed your baby at 12 noon and they go back to sleep at 1pm, expect to feed them again at about 4pm.