Newborns vary greatly in the amount of milk they consume during a single feed. As a result, some babies require more frequent feedings to achieve the same daily caloric intake. A demand-style newborn feeding schedule permits babies to adjust to their individual circumstances. Newborns differ in sucking strength, and this affects how rapidly they empty a breast or bottle. As a result, some babies require longer feeding bouts than others. This is especially true for the lower birth weight baby and the premature baby-—both of whom may lack the strength to suck effectively.
Related Journals of Newborn Feeding
Pediatrics & Therapeutics, International Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, Current Pediatrics, Journal of Pediatric Neurology and Medicine, Interventional Pediatrics & Research