When your baby is a newborn, a feed is usually offered for every night waking as the first option. Our midwives tell us or we read about how babies tummies are tiny and they need regular feeds. So any time our precious newborn squeaks, our first option is to feed, day or night!
However, as your baby moves beyond the newborn stage, it's well worth knowing that not every night waking automatically means your baby is hungry. There are many reasons babies are awake or unsettled in the night, a hungry tummy is just one of those reasons.
Yes, your baby will always be happy to take the breast or bottle and for many parents, they are happy to use feeding as their go to resettling technique. Babies often settle most quickly with a feed and everyone is back to sleep pretty quickly.