How often should a newborn feed?

In Newborn

Responsive, or baby-led, feeding means responding to your baby’s early feeding cues, the little signs they make to let you know they’re hungry, or full. These videos show you the most common cues to look for when you’re feeding on demand, making it much easier for you to tell what your baby wants. How often should a newborn feed? It’s a tricky question but, by understanding your baby’s cues, you’ll soon find the answer.

Find out more

There’s lots to discover about feeding your baby. From breasts to bottles, we’ve got it covered.

Feeding tips

SMA Careline®

Talk to our dedicated team of expert parents who all have first-hand baby experience.

Call our Careline

Join our community

Keep up to date with tips and advice, plus personalised content just for you.

Follow us on Facebook

IMPORTANT NOTICE: The best way to feed a baby is to breastfeed, as breast milk provides the ideal balanced diet and protection against illness for your baby and also has many non-nutritional benefits for both baby and mother. We recommend that you speak to your healthcare professional when deciding on your choice of feeding your baby. Professional guidance should also be sought on the preparation for and maintenance of breastfeeding. If you do choose to breastfeed, it's important to eat a healthy, balanced diet. Infant formula is intended to replace breast milk when mothers choose not to breastfeed or if for some reason they are unable to do so. A decision not to breastfeed, or to introduce partial bottle-feeding, will reduce the supply of breast milk. If for any reason you choose not to breastfeed, do remember that such a decision can be difficult to reverse. Using infant formula also has social and financial implications which must be considered. Infant formula should always be prepared, used and stored as instructed on the label, in order to avoid risks to a baby’s health.

Leave a comment for yourself

How to breastfeed a newborn

prev Previous article
In Newborn

What to eat when breastfeeding

Next article next
In Newborn

Important advice to mothers

The World Health Organisation (WHO) recommends exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life. SMA® Nutrition fully supports this and continued breastfeeding, along with the introduction of complementary foods as advised by your healthcare professional.

 

 

 

Sign up or log in

Not registered ? You can join us now

Register

If you registered with the previous smamums website you will need to reset your password. You can then benefit from the upgraded functionalities and personalised profile.