Breastfeeding baby feeding schedule everyday 2022

Young babies can’t or shouldn’t stick to a strict schedule for when they eat. Your goal right now is to get to know your baby and help them get off to a good start. Feed your baby whenever they seem hungry and pay attention to their signs of hunger so they stay hydrated and gain weight.

Even though your daily schedule with your baby is all over the place right now, which is totally normal, it can be very helpful to get a general idea of what these first few months will be like. Here are some sample schedules for 1- and 2-month-olds based on those of real parents and reviewed by a paediatrician on our Medical Advisory Board.

Some general things to keep in mind as you’re getting used to your baby’s feeding patterns:

  • Babies who are breastfed tend to eat more often and may eat less at each meal than babies who are fed formula.
  • When they are 1 and 2 months old, babies who are only fed breast milk eat about 8 to 12 times in 24 hours. Here are some ways to know if your baby is getting enough breast milk.
  • At 1 and 2 months, babies who are fed formula will eat between six and eight times a day. Most of the time, they’ll get 4 ounces of formula every three to four hours, for a total of 24 to 32 ounces per day. Here’s how to know if your baby’s formula is enough.

Sample 1-month-old feeding schedule

6 a.m.: 4 ounces of formula, then falls back to sleep.

8:30 a.m.: Wakes up, has playtime and tummy time.

9 a.m.: 4 ounces of formula.

9:30 a.m.: Playtime on the activity mat or tummy mat.

10 a.m.: Naptime.

12 p.m.: Wakes up, has 4 ounces of formula.

12:30 p.m.: Walk in stroller and playtime.

2 p.m.: 4 ounces of formula, then naptime.

5 p.m.: Wakes up, has 4 ounces of formula.

7:30 p.m.: Bath time and bedtime routine.

8 p.m.: 4 ounces of formula.

12 a.m.: 4 ounces of formula, then back to bed.

3 a.m.: 4 ounces of formula, then back to bed.

Sample 2-month-old feeding schedule

6 a.m.: Breastfeed for 30 minutes, then back to bed.

7 a.m.: Wakes up, playtime.

8 a.m.:  Breastfeed for 25 minutes, then naptime.

9:30 a.m.: Playtime or cuddles with a parent.

10:30 a.m.: Breastfeed for 30 minutes, then naptime.

11:30 a.m.: Walk around neighborhood in stroller.

1 p.m.: Breastfeed for 20 minutes, naptime.

2:30 p.m.: Playtime.

3:15 p.m.: Breastfeed for 30 minutes, then naptime.

5 p.m.: Wakes up, playtime.

6 p.m.: Breastfeed for 30 minutes.

6:30 p.m.: Playtime and bath time.

7:30 p.m.: Breastfeed for 30 minutes, then bedtime routine.

12:30 a.m.: Baby wakes, nurses and falls back asleep.

3 a.m.: Baby wakes, nurses and falls back asleep.

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