Breastfeeding your baby is exhausting and overwhelming at the beginning, no matter how good your baby is! Although at first all newborns should be fed on-demand according to the AAP, once your baby is one month old you can start to develop a sense of when your baby needs to eat and sleep and the cycle she follows. This is what I mean by newborn feeding schedule, and developing this awareness can really make a difference in your day simply because you can anticipate feedings and plan your time just a little bit.
This video explains the difference between on demand breastfeeding and scheduled feedings (or following a newborn feeding schedule), and walks through my sample newborn schedule – which, I have to admit, helped me survive exclusively breastfeeding five newborns for more than six years of my life!
Click here for my breastfeeding baby schedule for your 2 to 4 month old.
What tips do you have for a newborn breastfeeding schedule that you can share? Comment below – I would love to hear from you!