The baby is sleeping soundly, do you want to wake up for night milk? Most parents do it wrong

time:2023-02-02 author:Baby care
The baby is sleeping soundly, do you want to wake up for night milk? Most parents do it wrong

Many parents are often worried that their baby is not eating well or sleeping well, especially new parents, watching the baby sleep soundly at night, especially wondering whether to wake up to drink milk. Wake up, reluctant to wake up; don't call, and worry about whether the baby will be hungry, very tangled. So the question is: should I wake the baby up to drink milk?

First, whether to wake up to drink milk at night, you must first understand the baby's sleep time

We all know the importance of sleep to the human body, so master the baby's sleep The rules are particularly important. The following is the sleep schedule for 0-1 year old babies. Parents should pay attention to record them. Neonatal period (0-28 days): The baby is basically in a state of eating and sleeping, and he wakes up to eat and falls back to sleep soon after eating. Average daily sleep time is 18 hours. 1-3 months: Babies play briefly. The average sleep time is about 15.5 hours per day. 4-6 months: The baby is full of curiosity, exploration, and increased activity in the outside world. The average sleep time is about 14-15 hours per day. 7-12 months: The baby's cognition and movement of the world have greatly improved. The daily sleep time is gradually reduced, and the average sleep time is about 13-14 hours. Every baby is unique, with different physique and personality, and different energy consumption every day, all of which have a certain impact on the baby's sleep. As long as the baby grows and develops well, the mental state is good, and the sleep time is a little different, parents don't have to worry too much.

Second, the milk demand is different in different periods

Above we have learned about the sleep time of babies aged 0-1. According to the milk volume, parents can quickly determine whether the baby needs to wake up for night feeding based on these two points. Newborn (0-28 days): The baby's stomach is small, digests quickly, and needs frequent breastfeeding. Breastfeeding feeds 8-12 times a day, so we see moms feeding nonstop; formula-fed babies feed every 3-4 hours. At the beginning, the baby can only drink a little milk at a time, about 15-20 ml, and after 15 days, the baby can drink 90-120 ml. Babies will naturally wake up when they are hungry, and they will find milk sources in their own way, such as: turning their heads around, crying, and opening their mouths for attraction. At this time, if the baby sleeps more than 4 hours, you need to gently wake up to feed. 1-3 months: The stomach capacity gradually increases, and a regular schedule is gradually formed. At night, the baby can sleep for 4-5 hours at a time, and the baby will naturally wake up 2-3 times at night to look for milk. Breastfeeding is about 8 times a day; artificial feeding is about 6 times a day, 120 ml each time, up to 150 ml. If your baby sleeps for more than 6 hours, gently wake up for night feedings. 4-6 months: Daytime sleep time gradually decreases and nighttime sleep time increases. The stomach capacity is further increased. Drinking milk can be managed for 6-8 hours, and feeding 1-2 times at night is enough. Some babies have been able to sleep through the night. When the baby is asleep, there is no need to wake up to feed. 7-12 months: The baby starts to add complementary food, and many babies can sleep through the night at night. Seeing that the baby is sleeping soundly, after eliminating the illness factor, do not disturb the TA, because sleep is also very important for the baby, which can promote the growth and development of the baby. After 1 year old: The types of diet are further diversified. Parents can help the baby to establish regular work and rest and eating habits. The baby sleeps soundly at night and does not need to wake up to drink milk. Of course, the above artificial feeding times and milk volume can be adjusted appropriately according to the growth curve of each baby.

Three, other precautions about feeding

Raising children is a happy and hard work. Parents also need to pay attention to the following things. When breastfeeding, mothers should scrub the breasts before each feeding, and feed the left and right breasts alternately. Be careful not to press the breasts on the baby, and do not let the baby sleep with the nipple, which is not conducive to the baby's consumption and absorption. When breastfed babies do not feed for a long time, mothers need to use external force, such as a breast pump, to express the milk in time. The pumped milk is stored in a clean milk storage bag and refrigerated in the refrigerator. It can generally be stored for about 1 week. Breasts also secrete milk on demand. If you don’t express milk for a long time, it will cause milk return and blockage of the mammary ducts. When artificial feeding, parents should pay attention to thoroughly clean, sterilize, and dry the feeding bottle before using it. Every baby has its own life rules. As a parent, you need to observe carefully and record if necessary, the amount of milk you drink each time, the use of diapers and sleep conditions. If the baby sleeps for a long time on a certain day, parents need to pay attention to check whether the baby is abnormal, such as whether he is sick, whether the body temperature is normal, whether the breathing is stable, whether there is any abnormality in urination and defecation, etc. In short, as a parent, it is necessary to keep abreast of the child's physique, cultivate eating habits, and develop a good routine of work and rest, and at the same time master the corresponding scientific knowledge. This will lead to better and more comfortable parenting of children.
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