HEY IM BREASTFEEDIN N I WANT TO KNW FROM ALL MOMS THAT DO BF. HOW OFTEN DO YOUR BABY EATS.

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Jackie - posted on 11/19/2009

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If my sons mouth was open he was feeding. I fed on demand which is the only way to nurse. Basically the baby cries.. change the diaper and then a boob in the mouth. It sounds like alot and it is alot when they are small but it does get easier. And no matter how hard it is at the beginning its still easier to pop out a boob in the middle of the night then to go make a proper sterlized bottle for the baby in the dark.

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Stephanie - posted on 11/26/2009

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My daughter will be 7month on Dec 6.....she eats every 2/3hrs mostly 2...sometimes i get lucky and get a 4 hr stretch at night

Natalie - posted on 11/26/2009

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my son is 12 weeks old and i feed on demand, he feeds every 2 hours or so during the day and at night wakes maybe once during the 12 hours or night.during the day he has approx 8 propper (both sides) feeds in the day. if your baby is gaining weight there is no reason to wake him during the night as this is how babies learn the diff between day and night. just like us eat in thee day sleep at night

Cristina - posted on 11/25/2009

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Every two hours is the norm, but some babies eat either less or more times it just depends.

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I fed my daughter ever 3hrs (give or take a little depending) when she was born... pretty much just let her decide. I know some people had their newborns on schedules but I never liked that cuz they would ONLY feed them at certain times no matter if they were hungry or not. It all depends on how old your baby is

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I fed my daughter ever 3hrs (give or take a little depending) when she was born... pretty much just let her decide. I know some people had their newborns on schedules but I never liked that cuz they would ONLY feed them at certain times no matter if they were hungry or not. It all depends on how old your baby is

Katie - posted on 11/25/2009

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My daughter is 6 months old, and a very small baby (NOTE:she is not premmy, just takes after her mummy :) ) she feeds roughly every 3 to 4 hours, depending on the heat, etc, and about 5 minutes off the right, then 5 minutes off the left, then 5 minutes off the right, then 5 minutes off the left. At 8 : 00 PM i give her 120mL of formula, and then breastfeed for 5 minutes off each breast, and not ONCE has she woken before 7 am!

Lindsey - posted on 11/25/2009

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my daughter is just about 3 weeks old and i feel like she eats all the time! sometimes she'll eat twice in one hour when shes being active. i feel like she just likes to snack sometime hehe but she can sleep for several hours without having to eat. and im greatful that she gives me a little break at night by only waking up once or twice to eat!

Lindsey - posted on 11/25/2009

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my daughter is just about 3 weeks old and i feel like she eats all the time! sometimes she'll eat twice in one hour when shes being active. i feel like she just likes to snack sometime hehe but she can sleep for several hours without having to eat. and im greatful that she gives me a little break at night by only waking up once or twice to eat!

Marihett - posted on 11/25/2009

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Depends on how old your baby is. In the beginning at least once every 2 hours for anything from 15 to 40 minutes.

Roxanne - posted on 11/25/2009

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Baby will let you know when he or she is ready to eat...Look for the signs. They will nibble on the fist, open their mouth and twist their head like their looking for the breast.

Brenda - posted on 11/24/2009

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We are six months, and we feed about four to five times at night, and at least two to four times during the day, usually once between naps, and then we nurse down for naps.

Monica - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter nurses every 3 hrs like clock work... except at night she sleeps from about 9 pm to 4 am

April - posted on 11/24/2009

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mine every 2 hours during the day and every 5 to 6hours at night. my son is now 7 wks old

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My 3 month old boy eats every 4 hours but i just have to assume he is hungry as he has never cryed for a feed. At night he sleeps 8 hours between feeds but i give him a bottle of formula at night before bed.

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i feed my LO on demand, anything from every hour to every 2.5 hours. Depends on whether he is hot (dehydrated), tired, hungry. He is 5 months and i think he's ready for food as he is up 3 to 5 times a night and feed 20 minutes at a time. He tends to feed more in the morning then when we are out and about he can go for about 2 hours.

Theresa - posted on 11/24/2009

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As often as you child wants to nurse. Schedules are fine if you have tohave one for work, but when athome nurse her as long and as frequent as she demands.

User - posted on 11/24/2009

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It seemed like both of my children nursed non-stop for the first two months. Around 3 months it seemed to be a little more predictable. I was feeding them every 2.5 hours. Things started to become even more predictable once they slept through the night. My daughter slept through the night (10hrs.) at 3 1/2 months and then ate 6-8 times during the day. It took my son longer to sleep through the night. He was about 6 months. He ate 5-6 times a day. It definitely varies for every child. Your child will develop his/her own routine.

Andrea - posted on 11/24/2009

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I have 3 month old he eats every 3-4 hours during the day and will go 6 hours one time and back to every 3-4 at night

Janelle - posted on 11/24/2009

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As a newborn baby can eat every 1.5 hours. During the day try not to let baby go more than 3 hours. When you are timing this start at the begining of the first feeding to the begining of the second. So, if baby eats at 11, s/he may want to eat again by 12:30. Try not to go past 2 though. You want to make sure baby finishes each feeding. I would nurse on one side, burp and then change the diaper to make sure baby was awake before going on to the second side. It takes at least 5 to 10 minutes to empty each side.

Candee - posted on 11/24/2009

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Feed them when every they want! Feed them when they wake up before they go to sleep. You should remeber to feed them at least every too hours. But you should try and breast feed your child often when they are young.

Audry - posted on 11/24/2009

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Hi, I breastfed my son for 10 months. At first it was like he was constantly hungry. but after about 2 months it went to every 2-3 hours and at night about every 3-4 hours. I'm glad that you chose to breastfeed because the bond you will develop with your child is simply amazing. Good Luck with everything ahead of you!

Janelle - posted on 11/24/2009

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my 8 week old baby girl eats every 2 hours. but I feed on demand and on occasion she wants it every 20 mins

Kelley - posted on 11/24/2009

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My daughter ate every 2hrs during the day right up until I started her on solids. The nights were different though, and changed as she grew. She started off with waiting 4hrs, then 5hrs, then 7hrs (around 2.5 months), then 8-9hrs, and finally 10-12hrs around 4.5months old. Now at 7 months, she's nursing every 3-4hrs depending on how long she naps. It is time consuming, but it is so worth it :) The best and simplest advice I got (and boy do you get a lot) was from the book Secrets of the Baby Whisperer.

Susan - posted on 11/24/2009

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Hi...I breastfed my daughter until she herself worn out at 8 month old. My goal was to breastfed her until a year old. I encourage you to continue breastfeeding your baby at that age for new born every 2 hours then 2 months, 4 hours forth on and on. at 8 months, I breastfed her in the evening she didn't want it...boy breasts were killing me!!

Annemarie - posted on 11/24/2009

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My little "barracouda" is eating as often as she wants.. Ranges from every hour to every 3-4 hrs.. Last night she went 5 hrs for once, but she was attached to me at least every 15 min for over an hour b4 that.. LOL

Denika - posted on 11/24/2009

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Hi,

it's the same with me as with Mandy....every 2 hours for the first 2 or 3 months and later it was every 4 hours...and nothing @ night :)

Talia - posted on 11/23/2009

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Until my daughter was about 6 months old she nursed every half hour... It was crazy! Then she went down to about every hour and after a year a little less often.. now she's 22 months and finally down to only every 2.5 hours during the day!

Jackie - posted on 11/23/2009

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my daughter nursed every 2-3 hours until she was a year old then she just nursed for quiet time

Liane - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son is 4.5 months old. He nurses every 2-3 hours throughout the day until the evening. Then he "snacks" a few times between 6 and 8 PM. He then normally will sleep until about 4 am and start all over again. Some days more/ some days less.

Sarah - posted on 11/23/2009

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hi.. my bub is just over 4mths old and he still feeds every 2hrs through the day - has done from the day he was born. He now sleeps up to 8hrs at night, and has just started on solids - but he loves his boobies!! lol

Amanda - posted on 11/23/2009

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up untill about 3 months he ate every 2 hours now he is 5 months and eats every 3-4 hours just depends

Cate - posted on 11/23/2009

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My 4 month old little girl eats every 2-3 hours during the day and 6-8 hours at night

Heather - posted on 11/23/2009

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when my son was 1st born he ate every 45-60 min and ate FOREVER!!! He is now 8 months old and he still eats every hour to hour and a half but he only eats for about 5-10 min if that. He is a snacker. It is good for them to eat smaller meals more often because of their tummy size. Your baby will tell you how much and when to feed. Follow what your baby wants,,,,,,not what people tell you. I have people trying to tell me my son should be eating 8 oz every 3-4 hours. I tell then if he wanted to eat that way then he would. I have small chest.....i not fitting 8 oz in there lol.

Tiffany - posted on 11/23/2009

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My daughter just turned 4 months and she eats about every 3-4 hours during the day, at night she usually wakes up about 2-3 times to eat.

Kimberley - posted on 11/23/2009

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My son is 3.5 months. At first we had to wake him every 2 hrs to feed for his first week. After that it was on demand. He eats every 3-4 hrs in the day and sleeps 7 hrs in the night with one feeding then he wakes at 6-7 AM. We put him on the 3 hr schedule right away, EASY ( Eat, Activity, Sleep, You) which is one hr for each item, the "you" means you get to rest.

Krystal - posted on 11/23/2009

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Every 3 hrs as a newborn during the day, 4hrly from around 3mths and twice during the night. Now he;s 8mths old he has 3 BF during day (6hrly) and 3 solids and maybe 1 at night if he's unwell or teething. x

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Constantly!! If I let them anyway..my two older singletons were both just on the breast constantly..but no concerns..with my twins I tried to do more of a schedule..and now that they are nearly 8 months old they are finally settling down to only nurse every 2-3 hours..but thank god they're sleeping through the night.
If your baby wants to nurse the best advice in the world is to just let them eat whenever they want even if it seems like all they want to do..they get big so fast and learn to eat solids so soon you should enjoy the time they want to nurse..and let everything else go..Take it as a chance to just sit and relax and hold that baby, 'cause you will be chasing it through the house soon enough

Nahla - posted on 11/23/2009

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my baby is 3 months now, she feeds every 2 hours in the morning & goes up to 7-8 hours without a feeding at night (ps. i breastfeed)

Ashley - posted on 11/23/2009

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feed her when she is hungry, no one can say how often to feed her, she may have a different appetite, if she is there all day, fine, she may be having a snacky kind of day, but if she pukes a lot you may be over feeding.

Christine - posted on 11/23/2009

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I have breastfed 2 babies, both of them ate every 1.5 hrs! It was so demanding but worth it. Once they start to eat baby food, they nurse less often so you can actually get something done around the house : )

Bec - posted on 11/23/2009

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hi. my son is now 9weeks old and he feeds every 3hours usually. it has been real hot lately here so ive let him feed every 1.5-2hours. he would eat constantly if i let him. i find that the closer his feeds are the more tummy pains he gets. i gave him a dummy and since then he has started sleeping better at nights and been much more settled during the day. good luck.

Katie - posted on 11/22/2009

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My daughter is 9 months old and nurses 4 to 5 times during the day, and once in a while she will wake up once in the night to nurse.

Rachel - posted on 11/22/2009

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Abby is 2 months old now and is still eating about every 2-3 hours. She will sometimes go a little longer at night, but not very often.

Veronica - posted on 11/22/2009

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I didn't have a time schedule. I nursed on demand. I felt like I was nursing around the clock but now that he's s three months old he is eating every 1.5-2 hrs. If I'm not around he'll eat every 3 hrs. If you're baby is hungry he'll eat. I won't worry about how much you're nursing right now. Also remember that babies go through growth spurts and they'll eat nonstop for three 3 days and then they go back to their nursing schedule. If he's gaining weight you are doing a great job

Sierra - posted on 11/22/2009

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it was every 3hrs for 30mins until except bedtime and breakfast which was 1 1/2 hr feeding. but that was before she started eating baby food.

Michelle - posted on 11/22/2009

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My first baby, Cedric, ate every hour to hour and a half. It was hard to do anything because he ate all the time.

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