I've had this same question as my daughter is 3 Weeks old. I plan on asking her Dr in more detail but from my understanding is it's still just a bit to early. For a few months from what I've been told from experiences mothers that I trust and have seen their children on a schedule is you have to be on their time. But do look for cues yawning and what not and try to lay bby down if they sleep great if not that's fine to. I wouldn't worry about keeping her awake as they don't pay attention to much. I will,let you know what her Dr says if you'd like though. She's got one the end of Aug.
You know...you may not like what I have to say on this one. HAHA!
It is too early. At this point and till the baby is 6-8weeks you are on the baby's schedule. They will naturally get into a day and night routine eventually and you can do things to help but right now they eat and sleep when they want to.
Also, babies tend to eat more at night and early morning because that is when a Mother's milk supply is highest! Even if you are bottle feeding the baby will still wake throughout the night.
Sleep/Naps actually help a baby sleep better at night. That it true even when they are toddlers. My 18 month old still takes 2 naps a day. When he doesn't ...he is a nightmare and won't sleep through the night.
I assure you your little one will get into a more reasonable schedule soon!
There is an amazing book called the baby whisperer. She does a routine called easy and some brilliant sleep advise. I highly reccomend it.
I think its too early too. To sleep through the entire night without being fed. As for during the day if you're waking baby to feed remove a layer of clothing until baby is done eating. But waking 2 1/2 hrs every time sounds normal until about 6 weeks. My little girl literally turned 6 weeks and the next day she slept through the night.
Thanks ladies, I guess ill have to wait a while longer for a routine lol.