Most infants breastfeed about 8 to 10 times a day. A demanding feeding schedule is generally best. However, you might try to get your baby on something of a schedule by waking her or him up to feed every three hours during the day if the baby hasn't awakened on its own. If infant sleeps a long stretch, it is preferable for it to be at night. However, don't let infant go more than 4-5 hours without eating through the night for the first two weeks. There are some babies who are "happy to starve" and won't wake up. After the first two weeks, let infant sleep through the night if he/she. Most infants though, will wake up several times through the night to feed, especially in the first month or two. Breast fed infants do not usually need to feed more frequently than every two hours. If your babies consistently want to feed more frequently than that, please call your doctor/ our office.