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If your baby is gaining weight properly, you don’t have to wake her at night for feedings after 2 months. Your baby needs to find her own sleep schedule. Once she’s eating more in the daytime, she doesn’t need to wake and eat at night.

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

SOURCES:

Stanford University Lucile Packard Children's Hospital.

Parker, S., Zuckerman, B., and Augustyn, M. (eds). , Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2005. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics: A Handbook for Primary Care

Jennifer Shu, MD, an Atlanta pediatrician, medical editor of HealthyChildren.org, and co-author of Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.

Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 19, 2019

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