Your baby may most likely sleep longer periods of time during this second month, (hopefully.) If not, take these baby sleeping tips into consider. As for feedings this second month, it will be pretty similar to the first month. For a sample schedule on this continue reading.
Baby Feeding Schedule for a 2 Month Old:
5 a.m.: This 5 o’clock feeding won’t last much longer. Once they hit around 8 weeks+ they may sleep in an extra hour or two.
8 a.m.: Your baby is most likely up for a few hours after this feeding and is up to play, play, play!
12 p.m.: Breakfast is taken care of and lunch is now to be served.
3 p.m.: A good afternoon bottle is needed around this time.
7 p.m.: A bottle for dinner essential around this time.
10 p.m.: It’s now time for your baby to go to bed, along with a last bottle for the night.
2 a.m.: It’s early in the morning and your baby is hungry. This should keep them full until around 5-6 in the morning.
As you can see, their schedule is pretty much the same. They may last an hour longer, but we’re still working on cutting down the feedings in the middle of the night. If you’re lucky, you may have noticed that one of their feedings for the middle of the night has been eliminated. Soon, very soon there will be no bottles in the middle of the night. I’m sure that’s a sigh of relief! If you find that your baby still isn’t on a schedule, consider these tips for getting your baby on a schedule here.
Keep in mind that your baby should have around 6 wet diapers each day and should be drinking about 2.5 ounces per pound they weigh. For example, if your baby weights 10 lbs, they may need around 25 ounces of breast milk or formula each day. As always, consult with your pediatrician if you have any further questions.