How often should I breastfeed and supplement the baby?
Most supplemented babies feed about every 3 to 4 hours and roughly 6 to 8 times in 24 hours. They should be fed as soon as they show hunger signs. Ideally, the total time for breastfeeding, supplementing, and any expressing should be less than an hour for each feed. Some sleepy babies need to be woken up to feed until they are able to do so themselves. It is important to ensure that each feeding is effective and that the baby is growing well.