I am nursing my son , he is two months old , when will he stop eating every two hours?

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Jessica - posted on 05/08/2009

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My son did that until he started eating solid foods. My daughter only did that until she was about 3 months old. All babies are different... Sorry there's not a better indication of when your little one will have his fill.

Rachael - posted on 05/08/2009

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My daughter finally stopped eating every 2 hours once she got through her first big growth spurt. Now she's 6 months and eats every 3 to 4 hours depending on if there is something more interesting going on. She's very very nosy and will avoid eating if something else has caught her attention.

Alycia - posted on 05/08/2009

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my little guy still eats about the same and hes almost 5 months. i think its because he sleeps striaght thru the night everynight so he just eats more during the day, maybe also cause hes such a big guy and demands to eat much more. does your little one sleep thru the night yet and how much does he weigh?

Lyndsay - posted on 05/08/2009

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The milk comes out in three stages, thinnest to thickest: The first part of the milk is more watery, like a thirst quencher, the second part is like the "meal" and the third is like the "dessert." The dessert has a lot more good fat, which is more filling. Try to have him "empty" the first side before switching to the other and not letting him fall asleep before being full.



He will probably be able to go longer in the next month or two. Does he at least have longer stretches at night? I remember my daughter eating at least 10 times a day in the beginning decreasing to 6-8 times only because she slept more at night. She still ate often during the day, which I encouraged, so she would sleep longer at night. "cluster feedings"

Brooke - posted on 05/08/2009

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Try to make sure that you're baby is eating until he is full. Not just snacking. If he's falling asleep while feeding, try your hardest to keep him awake so that he's eating until he's satisfied, not just until he falls asleep. This may help him to stetch his feedings out longer.

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Marie - posted on 05/09/2009

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It's up to you to decide on some sort of relaxed schedule - it's okay for them to fuss a little longer until you and baby are both comfortable. Baby will eat more in a sitting and be able to wait longer between feeds. I have always fed entirely from one side for each feeding until about 9.5 months when he decided one side wasn't enough milk.

Marie - posted on 05/09/2009

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After the first 2-3 weeks BF our now 11 month old, we started to let him fuss for 5 to 10 minutes extra almost every time he needed to be fed. By 2 months or so he was nursing every 3 hours or so and sleeping through the night. Now he nurses approximately every 3 hours (we can set the time by his hunger pangs) and we throw solid meals in twice a day with the odd snack. He still sleeps twice a day and we try to put him to bed by 830 or 9pm every night with his last feed 3 hours later.

Dayna - posted on 05/09/2009

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It is hard to say.....my son is 11 weeks and he doesn't have a set schedule yet. He ranges from 1 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours between feedings. It really depends on how much they are getting at each feeding and also the time of day. If they are falling asleep then they probably aren't getting the hind milk which will fill them up. Encourage him to stay awake during feedings and you will probably be able to stretch them out more. I was also told that you should not let them go directly to sleep after eating if possible. The pattern should be eat, activity, sleep. When I follow that pattern with my son he seems to eat longer and then sleep really good after the activity/interaction. Of course this does not apply to night time.

Good Luck!

Michelle - posted on 05/08/2009

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no he is up at least every three hours at night.He weighs 13 pounds four ounces

Emily - posted on 05/08/2009

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Just a guess- but probably within the next month to two months (when awake) with some longer sleep stretches thrown in at night.

Becky - posted on 05/08/2009

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my daughter ate every two hours till she was three and a half months,but it does get better.!

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