User - posted on 08/25/2009 ( 26 moms have responded )
Hi, i'm UK based and my son is nearly 5 months (10th Sept), he was a big boy at birth, 9lbs 5oz, the midwives recommended demand feeding and I tried this but found that set hourly times were easier for me and him and helped with the pain that breastfeeding generally causes.
He has fed 3-4hourly from birth, except if the weather has been hot and he has asked for an earlier feed, or if he appears to be under the weather. He has been in a set routine from birth and has always been a good sleeper. Sleeps 8pm - 8am now, and I wake him at 10pm for his last feed.
I'm curious to know if midwives in the US recommend demand feeding and how this has worked for everyone? What has been your experience/what is your opinion on demand or set timed feeding...