4 Days Old Not Eating

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angelhdfd - September 10

My daughter is 4 days old and will only eat one ounce sumtimes she will go hours without eating and it scares me but in the middle of the night she will easily eat 4 oz. s what should i do?

 

amanda17 - September 10

Unless she was eating plenty before and has suddenly started eating less I don't think there's much cause for concern. Newborns have very small stomachs, they just need time to expand. Unless she is under weight, or seems hungry but doesn't eat, I think it'll be alright. Good luck, and congratulations.

 

angelhdfd - September 10

thanx... she was premature so mayb that has something to do with it..

 

Malica - September 10

Sounds like she might also have her days and nights mixed up if she's eating more at night. It's pretty common in the first few weeks. Just try to keep the lights dim and use hushed tones for night feedings and wake her for feedings more often in the day if she's trying to sleep through them. (If she's sleeping the same lengths day and night, don't bother waking her)

 

angelhdfd - September 11

thanx ill have to try that. If not ill talk to her ped.

 

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